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Joe Milazzo from The Habiliments This house is so tentative, some least possibility bobbing in a soup of angles. (Maybe the gutters boil over the yard, maybe the porch light kills the garden as it sprinkles it.) I’ve tried so hard to describe these structures to themselves: a security to keep a picture from having to prop singly; a wide feeling in which disorder can accumulate until it realizes how impossible it is; a wooden fiction whose flesh is what it wants for its senses. But mirrors aren’t ears, and small places can’t bring pacing out of prayer and into friendship. THE DREAM IN WHICH T H E S H E WOLF UNACC O U N TA B LY GRANTS YOU P A S S A G E This house isn’t ever ready for me, as long it it looks at me and doesn’t see you, temperate and impressive, above all repeating me and my encouragements as crudely as a harmonica hums. What other is a storm, then, than my blundering? My view of my modesty enveloped in a peephole abscessed with impatience?

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