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For My Students
     (a work in process)

 
for ellie
for steve
for allan
for miroslav
for kristie
for arnošt
for jindra
for bill
for radím
for gwen and vincent
for dave whom i first met at jazz club celetna
for the drinkers at the golden tiger
for ludwig at kajetanka
for the bartenders at ypsilon
for the naked weather announcers
for carol
for jackie
for mary grace
for rachel
for tara jill
for travis
for jean
for katie
for nat
for yvonne
for dana
for max
for valerie and john
for gillian
for saundra
for mary-louise
for keith
for sonja
for hela
for taije
for jennifer
for carol
for her who threw up in my hand at the marquis de sade
for the tyn
for the titty bar
for the go-cart track in the basement of the president hotel
for the late-night streetcar and the gypsy with her owl
for the world's greatest pickpockets
for mustek
for jan
for herb
for roberta
for tamara
for lauren
for anne
for rob
for kyle
for john
for donna
for jesse
for peter
for sean
for rebecca
for carolyn
for jennifer
for karen
for deborah
for shannon
for erin
for amy
for virginia
for colleen
for susan
for the bone chapel at kutna hora
for the festival at karlovy vary
for bernadette and phil
for wandering lost in the pyranees under an eclipse of the sun
for lola
for sydney
for kim bradley
for sonja
for shelley
for sarah
for bernadette
for reggie
for harold
for sybil
for ron
for chris
for virginia
for kelly
for jennifer
for erica
for peter t
for peter g for introducing me to peter t
for the restaurant in the arbor in croatia
for opatya
for the kvarner
for erica
for susan
for mitch
for lisa
for susanna
for keith
for glenda
for ed
for alexis
for amy
for robert
for jason
for andrew
for rachel
for the giudecca
for the pagan corner of san michel
for the santa maria dei miracoli
for those who read canto 74 and understood
for those who didn't understand
for those who didn't read
for mirah
for puja
for julian
for gabe
for doug
for samuel
for joyce
for sonja
for jen
for jesse
for kysha
for kurt
for sandra
for margaret
for lynda
for thomas
for wade
for mary katherine
for chandler
for joseph
for mary
for james
for lee
for sivan
for bianca
for rowena
for imani
for pandora
for modrea
for monica
for marcus
for spencer
for henry
for krystal
for gwen
for jose at gijon
for jose at recoletos
for jose y amanda
for jorge
for carajillos at midnight
for the whores at recoletos
for the hash dealers in retiro
for the vermouth bar
for the waiter at viña p who ran through the restaurant yelling "nancy es aqui nancy es aqri una mesa para nancy…"
for el pato mudo
for jeni
for anny
for sophie
for erica
for heather
for jeff and courtney
for karen
for thad
for todd
for carrie
for dara
for pat
for judith
for steven
for philippe
for michelle
for sandra
for wes
for vol
for jenn
for mary
for emily
for chris
for keith
for those who got laid
for those who listened to them getting laid
for those who didn't get laid
for those who didn't listen
for those who drank too much and said too much
for those who restrained themselves and were offended
for pamplona
for san sebastian
for playa ballota
for luis in oviedo
for la molina
for jess
for holly
for will
for scott
for connie
for dawn
for michael and susan
for stan
for john
for rick
for chris
for tawni
for merrideth
for eva
for katherine
for john
for bryan
for stephen
for becky
for val
for skip
for erin
for b.d.
for sidney
for sarah
for mollie
for roberta
for virginia
for tara
for cathy
for nate
for nicole
for summer
for dani
for brent
for brenda
for herb
for natalie
for kristin
for nicole
for meghan
for lisa
for kathleen
for jessica
for warren
for jason
for kevin
for grim jim
for those who gave it everything and failed
for those who fucked off and succeeded
for those who fucked off and failed
for the taco truck at insurgentes
for the roach
for la pamplonada
for teo
for davíd
for matt
for michael
for annie
for heather
for rob
for henry
for jessie
for adam
for jim
for allen
for steve
for sarah
for sara
for kristen
for kristin
for bill
for alahna
for ashley
for kevin
for john and sylvia
for susan
for tania
for matt
for dinty
for matt
for john
for crystal
for julialicia
for creighton
for kelcy
for zac
for parker
for alden
for heath
for melanie
for jordan
for kaila
for rob
for christine
for amelia
for sara
for charles
for cara
for crabbies
for the auld toll
for the bowling alley at sheep's heid
for the bartenders at the voodoo rooms
for the vestiarium scoticum
for sam
for stuart
for david
for colin
for colin
for peggy
for jow
for iain
for sam
for nick-e
for kelly
for amber
for dawn
for todd
for lorraine
for kristina
for colin
for neva
for donna
for jeanette
for kay
for glenda
for jennifer
for nick
for courtney
for andrea
for alison
for kate
for jim
for zoe
for rob
for anthony
for katrina
for nate
for joey
for caroline
for lizzie
for gabby
for suzi
for brittany
for jenn
for allison
for lauren
for kara
for megan
for robyn
for anne
for jasmine
for david
for harlow
for joe
for aisha
for tania
for lee
for daniel
for kiki
for larry
for kay
for alex
for chris
for tommy
 

I miss you but

the night is

     clear

          as a bell

 

--Bill Lavender, 9/7/2012