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Time [As Pain]
Traveling across a new land, and far from where you started,
something in the road blossoms with light over twelve hours
and folds itself into the heart—
not to be unraveled, but to be contained.
“IT CAME OUT OF THE BLUE DISTANCES” /…
["IT CAME OUT OF THE BLUE DISTANCES" / two lines from Novalis] / / I had to choose what to come back to and how / to appear swells…
And aren't we all just the privileged children of one thousand years of sins against / religion, of humanity's struggle against Hitler,…
The women are lining up, demanding verbs / / And pronouns. You spill a torrent of nouns / / all over them. They keep coming back for more. / …
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