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You have infinity lives plus one. Walk through
that wall headfirst without collision. Walk through

a million mall-store backgrounds backward to steal 
money without a gun. If you trip into a jail cell,

drop your name out the keyhole, and the sentry
will release it. If you stop time for a century

to skip a puzzle, pause two to maximize
your dexterity and explosive abilities

by balancing sixteen sticks of dynamite.
To restore your health when hurt, devour meat

or type the curse of QWERTY right-to-left.
To escape the loop of the world on cheat, reset

yourself in safe. You now have no life left.
Posted 08/07/15
Originally published in The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press, 2013)
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