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The Capitol Holding Building, Louisville, Kentucky The architect Melted ice cream, Probably rocky road, And poured it on a chilled cobalt plate, Then, As the ice cream congealed Used a butter knife To scrape the outline Of the building. The thin layers scraped away Formed the rectangles Of windows And the lattice Of the dome In relief Against the background shape, But so thin That the entire surface Is flat against the sky.
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