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Survivor's Cache

baked into concrete brick and steel 
mingle into a single scent
a pheromone by which I'm lured
to flounder among shadowbanks
of an urban whitenoise blizzard
shivering in the summer heat
seeking what I do not yet know
perhaps to lose as much as gain
new memories in place of old
a survivor's cache culled from herds
of migrating moments against
those wilderness hours I spend
between the distant oases   
of hopes and dreams whose shimmering
promises seem but a mirage

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