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Immersive Version

                           — To the exemplars


when privileging preference
why hold back?

unroyal prints of quail
moving doodles
in the wind-puffed wash
dancing desert willows
comeback weeds
mesquites
and me

one startled jackrabbit
much like the rest
sun shining so hard
into the sand
to blind me to the other suns
the spiders wait
and the spiders watch

even in a reality noted for its clarity
some abstractions are concrete
in some minds

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.