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,,,#,##,,,  IN A BLACK RUBBERY SLEEP I DREAM ABOUT  ,,,,,,,,,,
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##,,,,,,,,    A RAY FROM A RASPBERRY SUN. STILL     ,,,###,,#,
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,,###,,,,,  FEW BRIGHT AND COLORFUL ANOMALIES. AND  ###,,#,##,
,,#,##,,,,            A PROMISE FOR MORE.           #,##,,,###
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##,,#,##,,  LIKE WAKING UP WITH A BUSINESS CARD IN  ,,#,##,,,#
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,,,###,,#, LIZARD, SURFACING FOR MILLISECONDS AT A  #,,#,,#,##
#,,#,##,,,    TIME, CALLING, TUGGING AT MY ARMS.    ##,,#,,,##
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