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revised from Primitive Pianos

MOVEMENT AND MOTION

to get from the ship to the wave is a motion

the movement is what happens

my lover is movement

what is a motion of a lover if not an apology for death?

I has many notions

movements take place inside the coalshed

else inside a coal cooker

a coalhead

the paint is wet dry

it may happen the I is wonky

it may happen we fickle ourselves sick

therefore the I must keep moving

conceptions are not contraceptions

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