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Percodan Dreams

Percodan dreams:
A row of people pushed 
Off a limestone cliff,
In no time passing
On a digital clock.

The gum expert’s say-so:
“Best legal high you’ll ever have.”
Barely felt Valium drip 
Before checking out 

Needle me in a voice 
Like razors  
(Someone sharpened 
The fan blades for fun).

Mother licks the drawer clean:
“That’s more like it.”
Voice vacant, stuffed in a jar.
Dreaming of the waitress 
She could have been.

Boundaries are good.
For you, especially.

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