Despite the Purchase of Venetian Blinds, the Oil Painting Faded

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Curtains tap against the wall

like grass, or taking a nap at noon.

A fly lingers above this ham and cheese sandwich,

uncut– relished by green cavity.

Inside the third bedroom to the right,

down a sea-foam hall,

the bulb in a porcelain lamp fades

and burns out.

 

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