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  • (Photo: In between Carpinteria State Beach and Channel Islands)

    At four all the world comes embodied in a question mark. What are those things out there in the ocean Mama, he
    asks. Every vote, every piece of poster board glued upright with a plywood cross to amplify screaming I set aside for a miniature slice in time. Oh please, something other than the weight of my life.

    I say, they're pirate ships.

    61 words, two days
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