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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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July 27, 2017
 

Huntington Beach

 
Keegan Lester
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About This Poem

 

"As a person who suffers from anxiety, I often wonder how much of my anxiety about the world is self-imposed. I wonder if it's not that at a young age I might have heard someone say something and that person got it all wrong and thus I continued living my entire life after without knowing they got it wrong until the moment arrives when I see that it's not true. And I often wonder about what others live with and live through, others who never have the fortune and privilege to arrive at the moment where they find rest."
—Keegan Lester

 

Keegan Lester is the author of this shouldn't be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it (Slope Editions, 2016). He is the cofounder and poetry editor of Souvenir Lit and lives in New York City.

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"Huntington Beach" by Keegan Lester