Murdered girl, man dragged to death through the dirt.
Plastic bag tattering the branches of an ordinary tree.
River near which the maples age, darken and brighten and increase their rings.
That will not be wholly remembered: kickball game's score in the school yard.
Roofs of the train cars flashing like water.
Consider also the little architecture of the mouse's skull.
Daylight's astronomy of insects.
Brightly colored tickets, iced drinks.
Here, tinned beans.
The target-practice, buckshot stove.
Someone's ID, someone's set of false teeth.
Face that needs shaving.
Face darkening in the sun.
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