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She calls herself a mutt.

Mix

Dutch

Portuguese

Amazon Indian

Black

Her broken English never holds her back.

Came from a dictatorship turned Socialist experiment when lawyers and dentists drove taxicabs.

Now lives in a country where the sky is the limit if one breaks their back.

She is an American.

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Coming into the Hermit’s library

Wife

Said

“I cannot take it any longer”

“I need to dust this place”

Armed

With a box full of dusters

We cleaned a few shelves of books

Then

She

 Started sneezing

And

Needed to take a break

Saved

By an allergy attack

Until

Next time

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Shattered eye glasses

Nothing makes sense anymore

Ice thawing

Below my feet

Trying to keep alive heartbeat

You offer me a weathered map

We both know

It is a trap

Speak louder

I’m having trouble hearing

You say I should follow society’s rules

What for?

All I find is locked doors