Counter Arts
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Counter Arts

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A giraffe man

A woman with glasses puts food on a black giraffe tongue
Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

He walks like a giraffe, lumbering with clumsy effort, and I follow, because I love a parade, and zoos are a close second.

He crosses the road. There is no traffic, which is a miracle for this time of day.

The lunch crowd surges on the sidewalk. I follow, of course, because I love his giraffe walk and the hunch of his skinny shoulders, and his height adds to the effect. I’m…

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