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Illuminated Leaves Conjure Memories

Earlier today you wanted to touch

the light on the trees and realized

that some shades of green aren’t even physical.

You didn’t think of the unbearable

because you were in movement,

recalling an old man named Sunny

who advised against idleness.

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Rejoice, You’re Afflicted

old man

no teeth

he gave you pleasure

and the sweetest taste

 

we’re in an alley

of mucus off 13th and Locust

inadvertent transmission

diseased in the seventies

 

indirectly

 

the swarm is now a street

cut down all the trees