Green Vase Apprehension

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Thematically pidgeon-holed

in this ballpoint penitentiary,

I decide to cast aside the

underlying motive for the

substance of the situation.

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Twelve white carnations

on the coffee table, in

the green vase from the

Santa Fe thrift store, the

one by the Shop-Rite and

Sammi Chou's Chinese Cuisine.

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Could this be love?

Or is this another dark

theme behind the bars

that will be lost in ink

and blank paper?

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Please take your shoes off

before you enter, so at least

I have the feeling that you

could be staying.

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