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No one wants to be

the first to fall asleep,

fearing the others

will place our hand

in warm water, hoping

we’ll piss ourselves,

or tickle our nose

with a shoe string

after shaving cream

is spread on the palm

of our almost

impossible hand.
Posted 10/20/11
Originally appeared in the Portland Review supplement '20 Minutes in Portland'
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