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A Highrise For The Elderly Is Like A Damp Quartered Bird

Jen Tynes

A highrise for the elderly is like
a damp quartered bird,
fire-proofed but not
a story. Technical

wiring in the openings,
on Sundays wiring when
the elderly make some
stew, the light plates

are kicked offward.
The elderly are kicking things
like horses in
the sides, riding

off on the backs
of pitted, frozen latkes. Where
will we put our stirring
spoons in/ where

will we darken
the door just a little
to keep it from knocking

Jen Tynes

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