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amanuensis

amanuensis


sudden is what they called
her interruption
to the holiday
can you step in?
they asked me

she’s died
and left her husband
so now
is the time
for ceremony

they approached as
if i knew her
even going so far as
to reveal only her
first name

perhaps they knew
i’d look her up and
figure it out on my own
assume the grief
position and reach
out to embrace

the unseen

before taking action
to touch the burning
flesh of surprise
remove it from
boxes of innocence

then paint it with
my words
which could do nothing
but dwarf the sacrifice
of her companionship


thought
the first dictation is always last to unmark my words.

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