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Douglas Piccinnini

Douglas Piccinnini is the author of Story Book (The Cultural Society, 2015) and a forthcoming collection of poems, Blood Oboe (Omnidawn, 2015). He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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As If I Am Someone Else

so much depends
on the authority

of a reality
to guide me

in a logic
of circumstance—

to live comfortably
yet desire differently.