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bird in the cage

so intently singing

its sad, caged song

never noticing

the door long ago opened

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after looking long at Joseph Cornell’s Untitled assemblage (“The Hotel Eden”)

take the center
out of the spiral, it is
still a spiral

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this list
of things to do—
not one word legible

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after you set me free
holding my own leash
between my teeth

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directions to Eden—
! but the starting point
has been rubbed away

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inside a world
another world with another
world inside

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waiting for the world to tip,
this motionless yellow ball

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what if the frame
just fell off, how might we
see each other then

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a jar full of unidentified things—
shall we open it?

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so may places for the eye to land
so many places to gather dust
so little impulse to dust them

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where would we be
without the diagonal—
one boring box after another

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it will never fly away,
this green bird, still watching
the spring that will never
be sprung

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perhaps this bird knows
what I have been trying to learn
there is nowhere
but here
to arrive

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