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The umbilical cord
cannot be refastened
and life flow through it
again.

Our tears never totally
dry.

Our first kiss is now a ghost,
haunting ou mouths as they
fade toward
oblivion.

The Past Cannot Be Returned

Tokyo

June 19, 1976

with a few words

added in Montana

July 12, 1976

Richard Brautigan (1935-1984)

June 30th, June 30th

© Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1978