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  • those were the days of out-living the trends
    out-speaking the love
    out-stretching the imagination forward, not back.
    fresh irises next-day-aired across the country, the distant whistling
    of the ancient Asian man at the window across below,
    peeling scales off fish to sink in garlic water.

    now is the time to chaoticize the presence, the structure of reasoning
    unfathom two women living in the same house
    not the age comment, the tie comment.
    no blood lines in common, familial gulfs, the trenches where we all must curl up to sleep.
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