Fluctuations

I make my wishes vague in the mornings.

Something good, as the eyelash
floats from fingertip.

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Asphalt pillows may bring me closer
to that lost word:
an extravagant false wish.

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I look for signs of whales
in soot streaked evenings,
a blue can in water,
a typewriter.

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I rearrange furniture as ritual,
in darkness, glasses off.