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i know where you're from & why you're here

doing your 'research', just 'keeping tabs' etc.
my stats reveal your browsing habits & what
brought you here, five seconds ago - cached
like a memory of some long ago private party
you never attended but heard about later (as
if that were proof enough, as if talking about
life makes it real, makes the gulf between us
seem serene as an ice-skater dragging blades
down the smooth sheet's inverse black board)
with a flick & a spin you're gone again traces
of your lip stick all that's left (a little pop-up
down & where did that come from? oh & yr
bookmarked tears (pretty maids all in a row

 

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