in and out of the dark

the tiger killed 12 wild dogs before they finished him, then the
monsoon came and they whirled in the wash of water while
devouring the
tiger as today a man got on the freeway the wrong way
crashed into 7 cars
killing one
injuring
eleven
as for breakfast this morning I had 4 hard boiled eggs sprinkled
with chilli powder and
also
I had a glass of orange
juice—–

the constant is in the occuring and the occuring is
constant–

the old man next door died and I no longer see him yanking at the
crabgrass–
the beautiful things are terrible and the terrible things are
beautiful

I must shine my
shoes.

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