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Construction of the museum.

In the hole we found beside the road something would eventually go

Names we saw spelled backward there

In the sand we found a tablet

In the hole caused by bombs which are smart we might find a hand

It is the writing hand hand which dreams a hole

to the left and the right of each hand

The hand is called day-inside-night because of the colored fragments which it holds

We never say the word desert nor does the sand pass through the fingers

of this hand we forget is ours

We might say, Memory has made its selection, and think of the body now as an altered body

framed by flaming wells or walls

What a noise the words make writing themselves
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Author:Palmer, Michael
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Date:Mar 1, 1993
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