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Fang Xianhai

Ruins

I walk past the ruins
the roof has flown off
the me on the roof
is gone with them
a long time ago
I sat up there
born with a gift for flight
I sat in the shadow of birds
bulldozers roared past
the first joint
the first sex
the world was once
whole and complete for these

RUINS

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Ruins

I walk past the ruins
the roof has flown off
the me on the roof
is gone with them
a long time ago
I sat up there
born with a gift for flight
I sat in the shadow of birds
bulldozers roared past
the first joint
the first sex
the world was once
whole and complete for these

Ruins

I walk past the ruins
the roof has flown off
the me on the roof
is gone with them
a long time ago
I sat up there
born with a gift for flight
I sat in the shadow of birds
bulldozers roared past
the first joint
the first sex
the world was once
whole and complete for these
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