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breath.
sight.
touch.
hearing.
taste.
smell.
strong hands.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.
love.

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art. work. pain. tongues. cows. rivers. clouds. tears. babies. dogs. odd birds. chocolate cake. sake. clothing. houses. pens and pencils. hot water. coffee. coffee. coffee. more wine. grilled vegetables. sunset. ha, ha, and long walks in the rain. on the beach. sex. and sex and sex. with my wife. for a hundred, hundred, hundred lifetimes. a numberless number. kalpas and kalpas. hand holding. hitting things. the night sky. the numberless stars and the specific ones. insects in their particular oddness and machinery. banging things together. mashing stuff. underwater glories. that I used to go underwater hours and hours on end. islands. danger. longing. and longing.

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paint.

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techmology. astrology. numerology. psychology. physiology. monkeys. more monkeys. little bitty things. late night establishments. every single book. ice cream with hot fudge. rain. lizards. caribou. the undiscovered. the forgotten. the broken. praise.

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praise the glory of it all.

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running through it fast as you can, looking, looking, breathless with wonder and terror and when you collapse at last and you can’t move and you’re dizzy and can’t catch your breath watch the spinning stars and listen hard because they’re calling your name.

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ceaselessly.

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