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  • The dishwasher runs,
    mouse traps set,
    bone-hungry dog fed
    all the while a cold draft
    is beyond cold.

    On the other end
    the phone rings.
    No answer.
    My heart bottoms out, I'll
    try another number
    just to hear their voice.

    Straighten the lamp post
    that wind will knock over
    by morning time.

    It's raining.
    Mailbox won't stay shut,
    too much water in the air.
    Oh fuck, let it go.

    Wire fence shut
    so dog doesn't run then
    jimmy lock on car just
    to get inside.

    Where are you right now?
    I want to know.
    Is all your everything in its place?
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