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Empty Town

carry loneliness on your shoulder
from the navel upward void
 
collapse
the physiological necessity
of drinking a glass of water -
this the total inundation
of your torso’s empty chamber
 
you’re like a pier
wrapped in sounds
of arrival and departure
 
the people on TV
violating one another
while you remain just intact
and a little bored
 
the debauchees don’t stop here
retrocede under bodily impulse
 
fewer and fewer people in the city
gradually replaced
 
by an expanse of water

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