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“He was unreliable, evasive, and sometimes too stoned to speak, but he was also kind, ingenuous, and a true poet. I knew he didn’t love me but I adored him anyway. Eventually he just drifted away, leaving me a long lock of his red-gold hair.”

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source: description of Jim Carroll, in Just Kids (New York: Ecco, 2010), 167.

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