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I choked on a fossil

In my Monday breakfast bowl.

That fundamental failure slid

From my spoon into my soul.

The artifact was floating

In the morning’s milky murk

The flaw I thought I’d buried

Was excavated, forever lurks.




words like marbles

multiply, fill up his cheeks

until red-faced,

he swallows one

and realizes

his mistake.