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Confidence Tricks

Bury any Doubt
A hammock strung between
two ways of talking.
Not a ripple from
the still pond of her.
Mock the Difficulty
In laughing fits
as her mother again
tears from the Twix
the translation sticker.
Stand by Your Version
Inscribed in soap, a fingernail
pronounced baby moon.
After the carp at Nezu Shrine
Fish! Fish! for a crow's feather.
Two triangles for wings.
To close the elevator, to rise
Practice on the Sly
Turning over in
her sleep her hands
sign to someone deaf
to the dream.

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