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.&&&&.&... ENVELOP ME IN NOISE... A SANDSTORM OF    &.&&&...&.
.&...&&&.. SOUND... AND SURE ENOUGH, BETWEEN THE    &&&..&..&&
&&&..&..&. GRAINS THERE ARE CALLS FROM OTHER        ...&.&&.&.
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.&&&..&&.& DISTANT WAILING SIRENS, COMING CLOSER    ...&&.&.&.
.&..&.&.&& BUT STAYING OUT OF REACH... TELLING ME   ...&.&&&&&
&&&.&&&&&. THAT SOMETHING IS HAPPENING, PERFUMING   &..&&&....
&..&&....& ME WITH SOMEONE ELSES EXCITEMENT         &&.&..&...
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&.&&&&&..& THE PHONE RINGING, A CERTAIN PHONE FROM  &.&..&&.&.
&&&....&.& A JOB LONG LOST, URGING FOR SOMEONE TO   &&&&.&.&&&
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&..&&&&&.& AND AT TIMES, WHEN I'M ALMOST DROWNING   &.&.&.&.&.
&&.&....&& IN THIS METAPHORICAL SAND, BREATHING     &&&&&&&&&&
..&&&...&. IT, THE VEIL IS NEXT TO BREACHED... I    ..........
..&..&..&& HEAR FLUTES, SINES, REPEATING THEMES     &.........
..&&.&&.&. LIKE WERE THEY CALLS FROM RUBBERY        .&........
..&.&&.&&& BIRDS... DEAFENINGLY LOUD!               .&&.......
..&&&.&&.. BUT LIKE A MIRAGE, CONSTANTLY            .&.&......
..&..&&.&. EVAPORATING AND REFORMING.               &&&&&.....
..&&.&.&&& AND NOT REALLY TOUCHING MY EARDRUMS.     .....&....
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