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by Kitty Boots

do you know how to be in the world as you
spin on the axis?

compassion that ebbs and rises like the tide,
the epiphany of thunder,
 ambiguity of lightning 

 hailstorms of bad decisions,
the contentment of snow

a carousel of wooden ponies
with frozen manes and tails
the brass ring out of reach

the carnies are smarter than you