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“American Apology,” a poem by alumnus Michael Collins (poetry, ’03) appears at Cider Press Review:

 

Why did I think                                          it was such a big deal?
So she was lying                                       there dripping

gorgeousness, before                               me, supine, naked,
offering with a beckoning                          gesture, a smile,

her body for what seemed                         a reasonable fee.
But I was too prudish                                 to do it.

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