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Sleight of logic or hand by which of longing
you make good wanting not
not to want what you want but to want it with
full sanction you seek
a reason to seek that which you seek
without reason waking
from a sleep of tears into a life
of tears each new vision still
more perfect than the last as in your dream
where you lie opened groin to sternum
like a fish
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