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    my emptiness has a lake in it   deep and watery 
    with several temperaments      milk  cola  beer 

    at night the selves are made of water 
    all the openings flooded    streaming with rain 

    my emptiness has an aqueduct in it 
    selves rushing through channels 

    dissolving    washing away in streaks 

    my emptiness has a fish in it 
    a piece of seaweed    liferaft     a rocky strait 

    all night the selves are breaking themselves 
    again and again on the sandbar     

    you can’t get out from the drowning 
    nightwatery    the blacksparkling pools 

    my emptiness has a nowhere reef    an island 
    at night the immersion comes deep-running and sudden     

    the selves 
    it washes us under and sudden

    Deborah Landau, “Dear Someone”

    Painting by Lu Cong.

     
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