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TSE tribute read aloud here

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4AAWMY7HQ48

streets
   passageways
   gutters 
   shutters
   roofs
squares
   polished pipes
reveal
     a masquerade of smells
of rooms
that dress
&
cling to memory

silhouettes
   provide a screen
for
hips&thighs
              so neat&amusing
to regard

in afternoons
    of silence
            distress ripples
twists
to surprise
    in repose:
together flowers
      an explanation
of the serious
&
profound

from gloom to bliss
devout
    flesh approach
with warmth..
    begone
    the dim
    &indistinct...
enfold aloud
depart
    fatigue

people indifferent
to scarifice
until tears
           & night
reappears
    thus commisioned


clearer meaning
   once forgotten..
               unspoken
a fragment
        of joy
around wonder
separates
   amazement
       through gratitude
become
    appointed
        amongst the select

grief
   dry as dust
leaves the complacent
                          living
presses the tongue
of the prim
into a spell
      of ignorance..
an apt chance
tolls
& passes
              by

the bitter
        deride
the inborn listen
as
   enlightenment
       lies
         unspoken
the pleasant
      cornerstone
happens by
       the good..
                with an inheritance



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