from femme to butch in ten seconds

the comically gigantic NO SMOKING SIGN
in the hugest all-caps i’ve ever seen attached to
the comically gigantic fireworks store
in the hugest yellow and red firework store i’ve ever seen
just over the iowa state border
and into missouri
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the trees, roadside, swaying and leaves flipping back and forth
in the wind, full and green and magnificent
how i imagine trying to dance those trees
same we we practiced dancing the shape of a room
or the movement of a sound
in that one dance intensive i took some summers ago in portland
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this sky, these stars, these night insect sounds –
all home.
this humidity, this pond water
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from femme to butch in 10 seconds jennifer says
about apple tossing the blue newsie-ish cap on

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