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In Memory of the Next Time

a kiss is as good as a smack
and that is my final answer

but being wrong always
feels more democratic,
so pick again considerations
fly by by the handsful,
siderated and continued
deceleration into my
vegetative state of new
columbia closing all
the named pipes, including
the one called "My Connection"
makes for one long clean empty
sidewalk of a city, stretching
out between the oceans.

This poem appears in the 2000 Anthology
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