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Search for Dominant Gene

by Kai Laursen

surrounded by pointless
life inside plastic card
tracking every movement
with fire-making tools

money wired to french bank
car found in drainage channel
haven’t seen her for weeks
lips stained purple with wine

this frame of film scratched
bike fender makes noise
no record of silk stockings
old-fashioned printing press

radio plays abandoned cars
and sister morphine between
smart bombs or nail polish
deferred school loans

thanks for the mind-expanding offer
the city of ashland is not real
five senses merge to one portal
envy of coyote tooth charm

Copyright © 2010 by Kai Laursen

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