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Arrangement

Between us, coffee

and the scrim of city air, a cast

off the gleam

of heat, still present.

A poor flower in a plain

vase for me to look at, else.

Then a little talk lifts,

the detail no more etched

than your beautiful stainless

face, and opposite me,

from your place in all this light,

do you become hidden.

from Inside Spiders

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