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Slow Leak

Give a poem a shape

A drip.

It must be my
imagination, surely.
I live in Pasadena, where every
thing is perfect, including the plumbing. Yet,
while my smile beams an ironic wink at each end –
your tip-off I am well-aware La La Land is no Shangri-La –
my hippie heart is Trust’s sturdiest chamber of commerce.



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Jenine "Jeni" Baines

There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’… — Virginia Woolf