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Indeed, she fell in love with that woman
because of the way she wears a dress.
Because of the way she wears the night
on her dress and the dress on her shoulders.
Because the funnel of her fingers when she
smoothes the dress’s sleeves is a faucet
of new music. It is a fine, fat button of pearl,
and she plans to wear it as a long, new life.
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