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A Poem: Pick-Up Sticks

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Each time you
--
delicately
--
ex-
cise

single
sharpened
stick
from
stack,
structure
rein-
vents itself
weight
(relentlessly)
shifts.

You can posit
balance,
fulcrum,
center
of
gravity
but still,
your next move
could
up-
end
the
universe.

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