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                                                                             we win from time to time

                                 abandoned above adaptable positions of the losing

    we risk everything in thinking we can navigate maverick of the green

                                                                                                         carry a bottle of wine into

                                                                                                         the pumpkin patch looking

                                                                                               for a new             way to

                                                                                                  angle the old songs

                                                                                                  sell me a ticket to

                                                                                                  your dance please

                                                                      I believe in the strength of poetry

                                                                        a little stone in the moth helps

                                                                               balance her on my breath

CAConrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays. The latest is titled While Standing in Line for Death (September 2017).

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