couldn’t find anywhere to be long
so stayed short
making pigs’ ears and sows’ purses
shrugging off people and occasions
with my hands i made shapes:
dog, days, house, truth, love.
one day i made something called This Human Life
stuck it on the sill between the wedding present and the wooden horse an uncle couldn’t take
washed my hands and went outside
the world sang

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