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I see the mammoth truck
scrapping garbage
into its gut:
heels of rye bread
inside a torn sweater,
burnt steak and fries
bleeding ketchup,
stripped corncob
covered by the Times.

Beside my bed
iron tusks appear
and scrape my chest.

I don’t complain.
It’s just another cleanup.
I pull myself together
slowly rise into the noise
drink some coffee
listen to the news :

Djarkarta Riot Broken.
Market Gains.
High Pressure Moving In.

Written: 1997
En français, Search/ Cherchez: Nettoyage

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