Overloading the Machine


The woman swam for her son —
shawl, nasal wail and a howl for
the man with the anvil jowls
to no avail:

vanilla ash and
he was a no-show.

The son, in a hail of vain wish —
small, slim snow
from liminal to vanish:
mail on the null-sail.

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