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Etre Avoir

To be so tired as to sleep on a pin
To be so tired that you can’t let it in.

To be lost in a gaffe from 1909
To be soif de le chaffe
To be quartered behind

To be honored by Balzac
or a similar name
To be close on the heels
Of the subtle of fame

To be hard on decisions
And soft on your feet
To bear yourself out of boredom
and the septically sweet

To be always in reunion
With all the world’s suns
A stared-down communion
with echoing rungs

And to be, today, asking,
the rungs to relax
To have health, to have help,
And simply, to have.

-Nina Alvarez


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