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When your words came, I ate them.

Jeremiah 15: 16
To press on from the half-measure
of kissing to biting, it will go down
cleaving to mouth and throat
like an icy aromatic jelly . . .
lightly veined with the smell
of cherries and apricots.

Marcel Proust, Contre Sainte-Beuve
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