The Myth of Syllabus_4116322724_lShe came from around the sun
in cherry blossom time
and paused, here, on this spot

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and found she could not
continue
blind to the irises and black
dots spotting the hawk
on its back
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their ships were nothing like
the science fiction versions
more like eyelashes
and eyebrows
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The good sister could not
hide her red cheeks
as she left her red checks
across their papers
hips swaying
up and down the aisles
of her universe.