the baby powder method

kaya demonstrates the baby powder method
as a solution
to not washing hair
i’ve gotta rub it in though
she says
otherwise it looks all powdery gray

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several scraps of maroon corduroy
at the frontslab table
my boots unlaced first i
work in the perfumey conditioner before i
apply the bordeaux polish
at least three dogs and their humans pass
including one edibleĀ  puppy husky
only rich people can afford cheap shoes
i remember a.m. saying

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i send you photos of
dead sea birds
with collections of plastic trash
gathered inside downyfeathered bodies
actual chest as treasure chest

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extraordinary moon
i’ve been leaving the bedroom curtain
partway open
so that your silver can spill through
even though you are nearly a half
your light is silver wicked and full

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thirteen decolonizers/occupiers en route
from san diego to the east coast
to decolonize/occupy congress
kicked off the greyhound
in amarillo texas
because the driver does not agree with their journey

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eiditing four-year-old essay
(fermented, one might call it)
and the photo that accompanies it: