48.1 - Winter 2019

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Appointment Enzymes and histamines at rest a lighthouse in the living room plaid couches and magazines no one would ever read I had mistaken a goat voice for a tropical bird that’s why I was here I waited under a tented light A celadon table lamp saying China Four photos each showing internal organs disguised as cypress swamp boat afloat tropical resort sunset in palms all framed in black as a warning In the future we will not have x-rays we will see through the body directly the moon will teach us how to cook in low gravity There will be no birds only memories I heard a toucan I was sure of it

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