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Connections: January 16

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAI can’t see the lines

but I do see the signs:

five lavender

a mum

and the sewer.

The sidewalk is there

though you cannot see where

it’s frozen tundra

over and undra

the lavender

the mum

and the sewer.

You’ll get to the door

if you crawl on all fours

do not stray

but follow the way

of the lavender

the mum

and the sewer.

You might shrug and say

“I’ll come back in May”

and choose to retreat

while still on your feet.

I’d be full of woe

 to see you go

 but consider you wise

to spurn icy demise

amid lavender

mum

and the sewer.

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