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Boys get lost,

girls wait to get found. 

A theory


Maybe I'm lost on a road

wrong exit--   wrong street

easily corrected 


Or confused, late at night

wandering down strange streets without streetlights

knocking on the door of people whose names I forget  


waking from a dream:  a series of errors

houses that are empty

letters filled with words I did not write


a stack of books on a table with empty pages save one

Title page,  signed and dated

five years from now 





I am in the dark here. A man possessed by a DARK SPIRIT of an unkind man (Friend Behr).

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter Swilling. I am tired. I am so tired.

Do you get tired? Do you want to sit down and talk about it? Maybe over coffee at a sliding scale. I can work with most insurance plans. Sit down. Have a cup of coffee. We'll rap. We can call it a "session." How about that?

I'd like to put you under the influence of some kind of drug that will make it impossible for you to do anything…

"Children are almost... almost immune to this disease. I don't know how you feel about it, but they have much stronger immune systems than we do, somehow, for this. And they don't have a problem. They just don't have a problem... I had heard kids really don’t get it, if they do, they’re all going to be OK."

-- Unknown Fox News caller, Aug 5, 2020

"I want to decide who lives and who dies."

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