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Caryl Pagel

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Caryl Pagel

Caryl Pagel is the author of Twice Told (H_NG M_N Books, 2014). She teaches at Cleveland State University and in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. 

by this poet


I have eaten my dinner 

Do not despair

I have eaten my dinner and the Devil

When he comes will see

I have intact

A peripatetic philosophy

That prizes above all

Not fame

Not virtue

Never grace

But burnt asparagus                    red wine

Red wine