Walking Papers (Hardcover)

By Thomas Lynch

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393042085, 88pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

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from "Walking Papers"
You can think of it as punctuation
and maybe take some comfort from that, friend--
a question mark or exclamation point--
no matter, we're all sentenced to an end,
the movers and the shakers, bon vivants,
all ne'er-do-wells and nincompoops, savants,
sage and sluggard, deft and daft alike:
everyone's given their walking papers.