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    "The Best"

    Remember how we used to live with jellybeans

    How we'd stare at them for fractions of a second

    And one-to-five minute eternities at a time

    As if they were all that existed?

     

    Remember being in a state of terminal love

    Hurting and laughing

    Aching and longing for that first kiss

    Jockeying for the perfect position in which to watch TV

    To sit behind the wheel

    While making out?

     

    How we searched for places

    Where the atmosphere was light speed

    And out of touch with reality's hookers

     

    Always remember the first jellybean

    Loves first birth pang

    And never forget cotton candy

     

     

    John Christopher

    1985

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