Joe Machetto

August 29 1951. New Jersey
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existence

as round and plump
as the orange
in the Christmas basket
of your childhood

as soothing
as a ray
of morning light

as noble as the soldier
as ugly as the leper
as certain as the mailman

as unsettling
as the night nurse grinning
from behind the curtain

in the last room
You will ever know
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