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I spit on the hall where I live–I spit into the future hour
and walk into the grocery store
and think I am dying as they are dying–
with their fake cleavages and fake fingernails and fake-colored hair–that cheap
down the beer aisle
I follow the lavenders in their hair
and spit on the lot as I exit
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