It's like This Summary
Stephen Dobyns

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It's like This Summary

“It's like This,” originally published in 1980 (and collected in 1994 in Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992), is a not-so-pleasant look into the not-so-inspiring life of some undefined everyman. Even if it is taken on a metaphoric level, the outlook as espoused by Stephen Dobyns's poem is not good. There is existential angst lingering here, to which almost everyone can relate at various times in a lifetime—those moments when everything seems to be...

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