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August 8th

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 And do not be indiscreet or unconventional.
Play it safe.
Listen here.
I've never played it safe in spite of what the critics say.
Ask my imaginary brother, that waif, that childhood best friend who comes to play dress-up and stick-up and jacks and Pick-Up-Sticks, bike downtown, stick out tongues at the Catholics.
Or form a Piss Club where we all go in the bushes and peek at each other's sex.
Pop-gunning the street lights like crows.
Not knowing what to do with funny Kotex so wearing it in our school shoes.
Friend, friend, spooking my lonely hours you were there, but pretend.

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