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He steps into the forest between

the two slightly discoloured

stones. She is waiting for him at the

end of the edge, when he gets

close to her eye

and can see past her pupils

that display

an older city built over times

so that it is centuries into

the future, and grandmothers calling

to their children wishing

for them that dinner

is ready.  He looks back into

her face and hears as

green hades tells him to take

his bride not back to

life but to a foreign place

and let her eyes set upon

a newer coast.

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