I believe in anarchy
cashmere and hair dye
the Good Humor truck
especially the red ones,
The New York Times crossword puzzle
reading juicy novels in the tub
while listening to Italian opera
I believe in sharpened pencils
and stop watches
every twitch, flinch, and failure
brash whispers and the angel of death
and magic potions
and the never-ending tides
in the oceans of women’s tears.
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