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deleterious habitat

deleterious habitat

hot southern heat
  baking your alaska
the smog fills your
lungs like sand
                in a dersadrop humidifier

breathing is a function
  and we are approaching an asymptote

three toed sloths trek through the treptremanian soil

burning air and burning phylum
                    cough…
                                  cough…
                                                cough…

It is time to let me out.

— Zumwalt (1974)

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Comments on: "deleterious habitat" (2)

  1. “three toes sloths trek through the treptremanian soil” – God your good.

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  2. The vexation of the poem is tangible !!

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