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Anthony Piccione

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Anthony Piccione is the author of The Guests at the Gate (BOA Editions Ltd., 2002).

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Now the child is a runny-nosed stranger 
you've finally decided to share your seat with, 
and the whole thing keeps heaving into the dark.

The child sleeps unsweetly hunched against you, 
your side is slowly stinging, he has wet himself, 
so you do not move at all. I know you.

You sit awake, baffling about a