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Early

a red rake hangs from a ladder,
grinning at the leaves.

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Trashpicker

his tweezers pluck cherry cans.
floating, the delicate evening drips
boulevards of gold and heavy oil.

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Townsend

under sundark snow,
our town’s rooftop ceramics suture
shadow-warm diamonds.

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Ph.D

the clock is dead.
the words blur into ink trails.

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Apparitions

why, if hairs be wires,
my mind shall netted find
no peace in tender sleep

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