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whatever the case may be



i
cleaned out
the sink drain today
on hands and knees
half-swallowed in the
cupboard beneath the counter
failing miserably in
the operation of a pipe wrench
choking stoically
on the smell of the gunk
that covered my hands

i
shall be going
to prom this saturday
straight and tall
gowned in
periwinkle blue satin
attempting smilingly
to use the correct fork -- and waltz
inhaling deeply
the perfume of the corsage
that will be on my wrist

yet i
was and shall be
the same girl both times
beneath the
slime-smeared skin
or upswept hair
whatever the case may be--

still me







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