Entry for 'April 26, 2020'

"Coincidences undeniably imply meaning.
I am rereading Hart Crane.
I notice the date
On which he stepped off that boat
Was April 26.
Tomorrow is April 26.
The year of his suicide was 1932.

I was four.
I am now fifty-one.
One undeniable implication in this case then
Is that the year, today,
Is 1979.
Afterward, Cranes mother scrubbed floors.
Eventually, I may or may not
Jump overboard.
Are there questions?"
David Markson, Collected Poems
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