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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Spiritual · #2234935
passing time inhaling carcinogens during a pandemic outside a hospital
far from the doorway,
windows and ventilation systems
by the dumpster
in an alleyway, dim-lit,
they wear blue beards
like amish men --
some ladies with red dragons
clenched in teeth,
the white sticks
dart between drawn mouths
and their fingers they roll,
inhale these instruments.
they wear wise expressions,
examine a black vault.
brief billows
evaporate below
the lighted exit.
in no hurry, but tension
informs the clad feet
tap, tap, tapping
with excessive over-
postulating. their scrubs
won't be clean tonight.

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