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          Steam Heat
          By Bonnie Enes

          White heat,
          not a thing moves
          breathing is a chore.
          The pine trees are gasping.
          Only a few notes
          escaping from a cardinal
          slice through
          this gelatin, like a silver
          spoon, sliding in
          and serving up a chunk
          of dense atmosphere --
          cornflower sky, zinc
          white clouds, pine branches,
          nests with baby birds
          and a section of my
          sweat-damp, maple-sugar
          brown left leg and foot,
          the nails painted
          Steam Heat pink.

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