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A pale handkerchief

Sits inside a hardcover book.

The fabric

As I hold it up against my face

Feels cool and smooth


Faintly of musty books…

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“Happy home. Gunshot. End of innocence.”

“Camus. Sisyphus. Life’s myths shattered forever.”

“Heart sputters. Surgery. Forever on pills.”

“Kundera. Lightness. Looking for love henceforth.”

“Kierkegaard, Fear. 43 more words

Ignorance (Milan Kundera)

Ignorance is a novel about immigration. It changes our reaction to the people involved, though, by referring to them as émigrés instead of immigrants. Immigrants are itinerant laborers from Latin America, southern Asia, or some other slightly disreputable country. 2,087 more words