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    “Well I’ve also been at this vigil and I just wanted to say that I succeeded at my writing by four… I just want to say that I thought that what I was going to write was going to be a poem, but then pretty quickly after I started writing it I realized that it was taking on almost more like a journalistic essayistic tone, like I started writing about how it feels to witness death and grief as a stranger. Cause I don’t know these people, and on one level sort of the communal human experience makes me feel closer to them, but then I keep being reminded that actually I’m just really a voyeur into their grief. And so this sort of vacillation back and forth, between kinship and alienation. And then periodically it’s interspersed with quotes from the speaker, because I really was moved by what they said… I’m really proud of it, but I don’t know that I’m ready to share with anybody. Also… I’m gonna bike home.”

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