The Last Time I Saw Richard

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The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in 68

And he told me all romantics meet the same fate

Someday, cynical and drunk and boring someone

In some dark cafe

— Joni Mitchell, “The Last Time I Saw Richard”

The last time I saw Richard — my Richard — was Decatur, Georgia, in 2010. And he told me he slept in his eye…