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on a pike, and you too frail for revenge.

Charops, on Styx's far shore, send a dream
to one of our friends, so he'll find my body,
perform the rites, and give me the passage-coin,
so we can lounge, feast, and talk forever.

Robert Cooperman lives in Denver. His poems have appeared in such publications as the North American Review and the Mississippi Review. His most recent collection is A Tiny Ship Upon the Sea; A Killing Fever and The Long Black Evil both came out in 2006.