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you’re looking at the wall
and then you become a mother
and the wall becomes a son
and you want your child to have children, but there
are not enough stones to build a house and
there are old trees that you can build up around you
and you can see flamingos and
you tell you boy to look
at the birds and how funny of beaks that
they have, but he does not understand
what is so unique about the birds,
but he names them flamingos anyway
when he is older and can feel
what truth is beyond what he
can see and he can see it in
the fields and streets around him and the way
that there is smoke when he builds up