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To Leave One Bed Out

 

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To have never gone out.  To be missing one dog.  To not be able to close the car door.  To only use green light.  To only mother and daughter.  To leave one bed out for the tornado.  To sleep alone.  To send an empty postcard.  To fold feet and carry.

 

A night river.  Drapery and feathers.  We had to leave, some undeserving.  An extermination.

 

(Isa (stasis, gradual integration, delay because of a massive force, latency

 

The dishes are not to be taken to the woods.  The house is not to be squatted.  The gas leak cannot be fixed until paid.  The dog belongs to neither of us.  He is waiting.  It does not help to stand in front of the sink.

 

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Amy Jo Trier-Walker