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[white paper #31]

paper sheets of sheets
robes of hoods winking
clouds stirring storm


coming home to front
door closing back to back
to roost pigeons whitened


doves among white
blossoms trees limbs
swaying eyes gleaming


teeth bones remaining
dangling fleshless white
bodies underneath after all


#7 and #31 from White Papers, by Martha Collins  c 2012.  All rights are controlled by The University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA  15260.  Used by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press.

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