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I say blood money when you say collect.


I hand a receipt and a lock tumbles closed.


When proper burial is spoken, what is meant 


is the etchings roots make as they creep.



This is fine art


this box labeled correspondence. All it contains


is private general corporal. Letters.


Address removed. Inscrutable.



I shave my head always over the bathtub


carefully collect my remains. The next day


is the coldest.


We mostly forget to whet it first, 


plunge, hope the bones will do the work



Carbon copy.


Provenance.


Certifiable doubt



or small lines that only approach it.


Hold your breath as you run,


then you have the feel.



In one folder, a fingernail. Clipped.


Place it beneath the camera.