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  • after the birds settle
    after the doe slips into the copse
    after the snake stills
    after the grass and trees and flowers quiet
    and the moon makes her entrance in a firefly cloak
    to the strains of coyote and owl and insect

    by rights you should walk out into that scene
    press up against it

    but for some reason you get the urge to melt into
    another night
    not here
    at all.
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