5 & 7 & 5, by Anselm Hollo

follow that airplane
of course I’m high this is
an emergency

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giant Scots terrier
I thought I saw was known as
Taxicab Mountain

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brown photo legend
“serene enjoyment” they suck
pipes bones crumbled back

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night train whistles stars
over a nation under
mad temporal czars

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round lumps of cells grow
up to love porridge later
become The Supremes

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lady I lost my
subway token we must part
it’s faster by air

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“but it’s our world”
tiny blue hands and green arms
your thought in my room

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sweet bouzouki sound
another syntax for heads
up to the aether

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in you the in moon
its rays entwined in my mind’s
hair hangs down right in

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viewing the dragon
there they ride slim through my dream
Carpaccio’s pair

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slow bloom inside you
the mnemonics of loving
incessant chatter

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far shore Ferris wheel
turning glowing humming love
in our lit-up heads

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switch them to sleep now
the flying foxes swarm out
great it’s flurry time

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wind rain you and me
went looking for a new house
o the grass grows loud

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