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Lay for the Day
5th August

Marilyn Monroe died on this day in 1962.


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I want love like a movie,
like kisses in rainstorms and tap-dance routines,
and I want beauty like a movie,
backlit in satin for swimming-pool scenes,
and I want heroes like a movie,
in dogfights and shootouts on extrawide screens,
but I want you like real life.

John Gibbens
 

The Lay Reader: an archive of the poetic calendar



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