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The meaninglessness gets to me sometimes
the man loading bok choy into the basement
off the truck emblazoned True World Food
the coffee ring stain on the linoleum desktop
the idea of desktop on computer screen.

How quickly cold the aluminum feels emptied of curry take-out. Like flesh when life leaves - as absurd as that seems, that comparison, it is mine for the taking - what's left is association:

the itness of me it is me but it only gets to me sometimes.

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