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(Betraying Spill-O)


Spill-O longed to be a pure creature.

But something happened.

And yes, he did ask for it.


He longed for relations, unhealthy or not.

He would knot the horizon itself

just to make it a friend.


And knotted it is,

so that even Buddhism becomes oppressive

in the lonely afternoon.

Colin Dodds