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MOTEL SUNRISE

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Motel Sunrise


I pick nasturtiums
from the crowded pot
sticky with slug slime

someone has chiselled footholds
into the brazil nut tree

at the dog run
people only know each other
by their pets’ names

clouds building to the west
happy hour

Motel Sunrise
under construction
since 1990

I’ve stopped littering
but the birch trees haven’t

just one moon snail shell
on China Beach today
singing lesson

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