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planetary

There is a word that means
the moment you realize you are
passing other people with whole stories
inside their mouths. It is dizzying, to read
on a bus, even if the book is really good.
the start, the stopping. There, you could
argue it is especially dizzying to read
a book if it is really good. Your heart sliced
through the anticipated page turn.
Thumb, pointer finger grasping rock dust,
moon steps, wherever you are spinning
in space. 

 

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