You can even forget about evil.

I looked in the mirror and saw myself stealing things with a devil.

We re-arranged your room together.

We enjoyed feeling hopeless.

‘It’s a difficult country without lanterns,’ I said.

We studied old maps and he showed me where to go.

But here you had already planted a garden of your laughing.

I smiled and we held a big burning light.

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Dan Ivec shares his birthday with Natalia Janotha. Natalia played the piano in Poland and elsewhere. She wore men’s pants and also climbed mountains. She even got kicked out of England during World War I. She was born in 1856.