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One More Thing

I sort of loved these kids in the way

they were my son and also some other people

who were not, in fact, my flesh and blood

but don’t get distracted by facts

did you in fact know we were living in a post-

factual word? he asked, slamming the door

 

I was trying to say something

I was trying to say that you

meaning me

can love someone in a glancing off the cuff

casual

kind of way that involves nothing physical

but a kind of emotional proximity

that means for a moment we were in the same

approximate approximation

for example one kid was telling us about a man

who started fire with his hands

 

I’m skeptical

 

but I believe  a person addicted to opiods

can be cured with marijuana

 

who’s to say what is true

 

on the other hand, I walk about the world

in just my skin, as if anything can protect me

 

from feeling this joy

despair

wonder

 

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