We are lost on the bed,
an arm cut off by an abstraction.
Old pox, you
and your shirt sleeve.
Yet be careful when you walk there
(outside, the live oaks).
How late, Ricardo, how dark
and late already.
from The Life AssignmentFind more by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado at the library
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