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Hometown Retired

  by Megan Levad

  did you hear she?                                             I just don’t
  hear she hear she                                             I just think      

  hearshe hearshe          

                            hearshehearshehearshe                                 your pastor should be a man

               this morning
                                                                                                          right, a queer minister

               [the lip of the Styrofoam coffee cup  
               [squeak of fast-food orange /
                                                                      [and the six o’clock sun
               since the bakery closed                                                   they think different ideas


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