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the gray girl

Member since August 10, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
Billy Collins, Sailing alone around the room.

My favorite story of all time is:
By Carl Sandburg

In bed I like to read:
poetry, and your lips.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Someone called me too much woman.

the gray girl’s Latest Memoir of 54

“I want to kiss you...all.”

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