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Vincent Clay

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  With left hand
six sided  salt cellar
  is twisted
 with regular beat
  one edge
  at a time
  against table

  The grain
  of the wood
  the pattern
  of varnish
  and its lack
  as it is worn
  by actions
  like this
  and stripped
  by glasses
  picked up
  and put down
  sitting in
  their own beer
  that has slid
  down their sides
  now holds
  the attention
  of these eyes
  that have looked
  into you

  Into yours
  that are now
  being used
  to express
  yourself
  to people
  as you sit
  and talk
  at leisure
  and in earnest
  in a café
  one time zone
   away

 
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