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"fire engine headache"

                                                                          fire engine headache
                                            the noise of her burning
                                  became a mens studies topic &
                                           what constituted the poems ash

               uncomfortable hemingway says
               he couldnt drown out steins voice
                                             & mythology of modernism                              like
bacon in a war                                                      they took on aliases & restrained
went into parliament                                                                             avenging
men become women                                                                 the wings go down
in defeat

                                                                                       creating intimate histories
                          knowing every lifes a red line
                                                        he was smoking proud

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