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If the twine unravels to the very end
stuff gathering under my fingernails

is being picked off whitewash at the bedside.

And the stuff gathering in my ear

is their sex-pruned and unfurtherable
incubated under lamplight,

which will have to be unlearned

even though from there on everything
is going to be learning.

So the twine unwinds and loosely widens
backward through areas that forwarded
understandings of all I would undertake.