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‘I Was Thinking of Our Bench in Central Park Today’

Mar 04, 2019 - The New York Times

Thinking of Our Bench

Dear Diary:

I was thinking of our bench in Central Park today,The one across from the dirt-patch field that seemed to catch each gust of wind. The one where we said that very sorry goodbyeThat floated in the air, Joining the other goodbyesOn that very bench In that very parkIn this very city.

— Diana Sanchez

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