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León Pink flower cauldrons bubble
 outside the cathedral with its
 windows of crimson and blue,
 like glitter thrown down and 
 up. The stone is grey here, not 
 gold like I have in Salamanca. You walk me down the hill, 
 past the fragile circles of snow 
 domes, past clocks with curly 
 numerals. You lead me to the 
 basilica, to the low dark room
 where they store the treasures. You show me the fat chalice 
 with its hunks of gem: topaz 
 like cinder toffee, creamy mint 
 jade. You say, this is my city. 
 Come to it and live in it. I go. 
 You reappear as I sit between more bowls of flowers, mauve
 and white. The sky is grey, the
 stone grey. I live in Salamanca,
 I say. You laugh. I wait for you 
 to say it, tell me to do it in love 
 for you. I would. You are silent.

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