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To read the sundial at midnight
Dripping orange vodka

To read a funeral notice
About The Unicorn & Phoenix
Grilled by lightning

To turn the hour hands back
To break the second hands off
To never answer that phone
To never hear those words in Braille

To read my brother’s name
On an overdue bill from Harley Davidson
On a shredded speeding ticket
On a program for some guitar music
Not on the obituary of this paper