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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 03, 2023

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Mouse: A poem

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CYNTHIA SHI | STAFF

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OCTOBER 22, 2022

I was a dog off my leash, jaunting home to Friday with the sun heavy on my skin, backpack a feather and I watched a tire turn a mouse into toothpaste; Eyes thumbtacked to a destination that’s as much a mystery as where he went, way out past the night or the double yellow’s end; Chance could have faced anywhere else, the fog rolling out to sea, the waning moon or maybe even just toward nothing at all, I walked right past his organs baking on the asphalt with a vacuum in my chest, missed mother & cinnamon & wind, put fresh linens on my bed and dug my starter out from the back of the fridge.

 

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OCTOBER 22, 2022