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To have a soul is to flutter about spoiling the milk and destabilizing the script of how we talk to each other.
After Descartes' daughter died,
he took to the sea. They say he went
so mad with grief he remade her
as automaton. A wind-up cog and lever
elegy hidden in the cargo hold.
Grief, the sailors said, is a hex
and contagion and it will draw the wind
down from the sails.
Human rituals tend to involve putting things together
or taking them apart.
I'm sometimes accused of living outside of reality, because I can't be bothered to call a spider exterminator or because I don't have a cell phone.
Like most everything, the history of hot air balloons is a history of sex and tragic death.
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Whoever you are — I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
August 1, 1980
Kathryn Nuernberger is an American writer and poet.
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