Theresa Sotto

 

 

the spilled nuggets have since been 
labeled and stowed appropriately
 
 
these tables are so
spacious all my nuggets
spread around
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the way all these pieces are
there    your pressing
into the storefront
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the way they're
under me
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I'm telling you the best
nuggets found here
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where I've gone off for a bike ride
and still handling odd in this
where I'm under
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where you aren't
in the room where
you've left these
nuggets   your delicious box
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behind or next or near
this secrecy of nuggets
in relation to what you saw last
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for instance this cushion
torn in four
little sails
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and we all go with the wind
our satchel of nuggets
we type each other all about it
concisely   I'm all over
the table   look
at all this elegant room
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my elbows can be so maniacal
I keep my shirtsleeves buttoned
and by
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those nuggets have a sheen to them
string em along and slap a clasp on
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these nuggets of chicken
co-create idyllic scenes
the picket fence: a pen around
the chickens
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the packets line up smoothly
every mark connected
by virtue of its shape
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take this circle and the smell of it
unparalleled in Southern California
they tell me and I
go sniffing
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these nuggets aligned in order of
conceit    a kind of warmth
unlike mathematics
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start on this tile and see how it leads
straight to the other side where you can
see the hills
and look out
over the hills
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instead the walls keep curving you
into glass doors
to admire many things
and suddenly
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frontispiece
 
cursive: a name practiced
down the page: gate slats for
a house on its side: of lines
with a roof: a teetering base of
a triangle partially erased: accommodates
a crude bird: elementary wings adjoined
to others in the flock: a cloud formation bound
under the cover: above the title page of
a rare book with many more books: bricked
obscured on the sale rack: a rolling cart