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(It is nothing like revolution, it is more like de- volution.) (Rabbits in the patch dying from artificially induced suffocation for law and limp order.) (Shore leave or compromise, all the same in the hyperbolic star of an infant with nipple needs.) (They keep the borg tape-mouthed, wrists cuffed in the closet.) 1. And fomented emigration to the city births an anemia, crock issues won't desist; able and willing (presaging a deformity / of country codes) valors and creativity - take it to the mountains, and sleep on soles. 2. Hiccough under prose, slack averting of the verbatim, shy guy slumping in a corner, hair greasy, attitude unadjus- ted to society, puns. 3. It's all just a loose- lipped (we'll weep about it later) calibration of poetry; two socks mismatched, and the strumming of a lyre. 4. Marks the air before his fore- head with an index finger, shaping a colon, paratactic similitude of cogent theorem, puns. 5. No panic attacks, the mind stays easy, strays free in Symbolist "white space," re- turns, always, to the assurance of mean- ings - policies that park. 6. Pun only semi-in- flectional, not "intended" (but indented) streams like shit of meaning. 7. So that the sun settles in its pocket. 8. Strategies to choose from are presented by court ardor - the mayor resents but greets the categorical crowd of half- baked, irresolute plangent reformers. 9. Sum- mer and evenings, by the ocean, face blended with the winds and palms of some stereo- typic entrapment - there is little here that speaks. 10. The position is empty / of a grown man without envy. 11. The party dances on, without him, crass comedic urges that he has, connections still being made in the lights of syntax that is sobriety; the pairing of lovers slalom forth on the "accurate impulses" of undebatable relevance. 12 Watch- ing from the gables and attics, children with pro- lix complaints and commitments; suburbs are theory of the wide-eyed preter-adolescent, stuck in shoes Papa brought back from the war.
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