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One line for all
the caravans of the internet—
its wavy shadow.

Looking at bird tracks,
I feel a certain anxiety
of influence.

I chew on a piece
of congealed black cherry sap
from a head-sized burl.

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  1. Contemplating your new poems and what you’re up to… Really like the congealed black cherry sap and burl.


    1. Thanks. The sap is actually really tasty: subtly flavored, faintly sweet, and somewhat like chewing gum except you don’t have to spit it out — it dissolves in a couple of minutes. Nothing at all like pine resin, which it superficially resembles.


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