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Allen Grossman

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Allen Grossman is the author of Sweet Youth: Poems by a Young Man and an Old Man, Old and New 1953-2001 (New Directions, 2002).

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	White sales

The Bus stops uptown
next to the John Deere.

The step from the paving
into the bus is high.

How did Irene get on the bus?
This is a trouble.

"I am not a tall girl."
She thought she would take the

train on the way back:
"But I, even as the dogs,

feel a yearning
for the infinite. . . .I