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Guru Nook

After the harsh colors of the fasting episode,
maybe steal this decade for yourself.
Let icon trees flair in the generalized sum
--one at least with ordinate powers
over the mechanized background grooves.
Only punch-in time I felt possessed
of more than single-household strength,
busting the Victorian coves
into neeler-based projection modules,
each blessed by the haloed king
of a close neighbor's brown rice box.
So that by this time authority models grew
hyphenated and a vague humanoid form
might take up a topiary position on the lawn,
solidly laminated, or at least helper-oriented.

This poem appears in the 2001 Anthology
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