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"Architecture Aims at Eternity"

Christopher Wren

Koalas in eternity, bored a.f.

Eternal skeletons shop for new skin

Eternity’s cellars are full of soap animals

Nina Simone in eternity never sounded so troubled, so sweet

Eternity is a dish best served with duck

Eternal beds remain unmade—lumpy & disheveled

Eternal McDonalds, more rotless yellow fries!

Salvador Dali reclines in eternal glass slipper

Opening to eternity, our walls of flesh

Eternity, passing clean through us, once again

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