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on our fingers,
six layers of skin
because
our hands
are made to touch

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my daughter
picks a small stone
from the parking lot
and puts it
in her mouth

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how do we know
what is real?
the stone
in the mouth
smooth and gritty and cold

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the days
are so short.
they turn
into years
that are so, so short

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and have we touched
enough?
the fingers
still have much
skin left

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I am being
eroded
but you can’t see …
it’s all inside
the canyons deepening

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I used to rush
to fill in
emptiness—
small stones
sinking into a pond

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already
I have said
too much.

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