Goodbye Note to Debbie Fuller: Pass It On, and: Lessons in Another Language, and: In Case of Rapture

Goodbye Note to Debbie Fuller: Pass It On, and: Lessons in Another Language, and: In Case of Rapture GOODBYE NOTE TO DEBBIE FULLER: PASS G? ON / David Clewell Whoever this Debbie Fuller is in your poems, she ought to be collecting royalties. --a gentle reader When we passed those notes to each other and laughed behind Miss Jago's back in HamUton School, we were flirting with real danger. The secret insults and atonement that passed for our friendship seemed effortless in cursive, too easUy could have become a part of our Permanent Record. so many ways of saying Tm sorry again, I won't do it Those days we got away with more than we ever dreamed, anymore, and I promise not to get you into trouble from now on. As if we could help ourselves. in the late-night interrogation rooms of the heart, If I've named names under pressure in my Ufe since then if I've had to write out one more doctored confession, give up on mamtaining my innocence one more night and your name is the one I keep coming back to, I'll admit it: you're the aUbi I've needed, the only one who can place me mUes and years away from the dried blood, Tm looking at some serious hard time, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Goodbye Note to Debbie Fuller: Pass It On, and: Lessons in Another Language, and: In Case of Rapture

The Missouri Review, Volume 16 (1) – Oct 5, 1993

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GOODBYE NOTE TO DEBBIE FULLER: PASS G? ON / David Clewell Whoever this Debbie Fuller is in your poems, she ought to be collecting royalties. --a gentle reader When we passed those notes to each other and laughed behind Miss Jago's back in HamUton School, we were flirting with real danger. The secret insults and atonement that passed for our friendship seemed effortless in cursive, too easUy could have become a part of our Permanent Record. so many ways of saying Tm sorry again, I won't do it Those days we got away with more than we ever dreamed, anymore, and I promise not to get you into trouble from now on. As if we could help ourselves. in the late-night interrogation rooms of the heart, If I've named names under pressure in my Ufe since then if I've had to write out one more doctored confession, give up on mamtaining my innocence one more night and your name is the one I keep coming back to, I'll admit it: you're the aUbi I've needed, the only one who can place me mUes and years away from the dried blood, Tm looking at some serious hard time, and

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Published: Oct 5, 1993

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