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from Life As A Crossword Puzzle

Noah Falck

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She speaks a single sentence a day,
waits for those perfect words
to gather at the base of her throat.

It is of no surprise
when her voice trembles,
shakes, unaware of its true potential.

After the words are spoken
they hang in the air
like abandoned dust particles
beaten from a jute rug.

People on hand for the affair
often drop their jaws in amazement
as if witnessing a car accident
between two fleeing bank robbers.

Noah Falck

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