in the realms of gold

4 elkie brooks

blood on the ground

splintered doors above

a grid of streets

security-coded & cleared

rapacities that underlie

discovery & desire

walkie-talkies &

luminous safety-jackets

speed up the transfer

of bureaucratic metalanguage

humiliated once too often

the lost & the lonely

in one predominant perturbation

over-ruling wisdom


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