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The Day Lady Died

The Day Lady Died

by Frank O'Hara
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and I am sweating a lot by now and thinking of leaning on the john door in the 5 SPOT while she whispered a song along the keyboard to Mal Waldron and everyone and I stopped breathing (lines 26-29)


Again, we don't know what role Holiday's death plays in the speaker's intense "sweating." Remember: it's a hot day in July, so he's probably sweating anyway. The poem plays with our expectation that it will be "about" death.

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