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A Soul Available
by Dean Pajevic

Famous People

Pull down the shade,
turn the page,
swimmer, this is the final lap
father, the lawn mower is stuck
we have to push it through the tall grass.

I wish I had perfect hair
so I wouldn't laugh so much,
so I could write the numbers,
and the press of my slacks
kept the grass short, and the dreams
shuttered in stone corridors.

I wish this water knew me
only as gold medalist, as a pose,
perfect for you this moment,
as the bus stops,
and you fold me into your magazine,
and walk briskly to your doom.

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