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By David Michael Jackson

Wriggling on the pin
The eye in the lens
“It’s a bug”
It’s an asset
A resource”
“It’s a bug”
The pin!
Oh, the pin!
Sweating on the slide
The heat!
The heat!
The heat of the light.
The eye again.
“It’s a bug.”
“No, no, it needs a speech, yes that’s it, a speech.”
“Stop it
It’s getting away.”
“Don’t let it get off
the property.”
“It’s gone”
Over there!
“It’s a butterfly!”

Copyright © 1998 by David Michael Jackson, All rights reserved

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