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  • the thin wire fence
    breaks the lawn in two
    on each side
    people smoke cigarettes
    talk about
    big dreams
    wet dreams

    where they'd rather be

    because he can
    because she smiles
    Nicholas passes
    the student nurse
    a dandelion
    through the fence

    and though
    she knows
    perfectly well
    dandelions have
    no perfume
    she takes it
    in her hand
    and
    lifts
    the
    soft
    yellow
    corolla
    to her
    nose

    the
    fence
    is
    so thin
    after all
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