With a rowdy re-entry before lunch
and random numbers on the couch

I fixed him a plate
during all the wobble talk

each remembered when we all walked together
but no two continue to pace the same

a fraction of a mile per hour
accumulations of time in the face, feet, and belly

certain roads hurt the feet
we’re walking now, concentrate

pauses and accelerations
perfect places for lunch

when years between bites
decisions and the waitress

songs from north and south
channel three is thirteen and back again

when the impact and only
able to fix upon one phrase

up from the woods at night
and strike

the power of outside
the laws they break

every myth
every book they bind

the ceremony will proceed
it has been announced

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