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With cut-offs of black calico,
remnants of old blackout blinds
ironed, tacked with criss-cross threads,
we jackted the issued books.
less durable if more desired,
the mealy textured wallpaper:
its brede of bosomes roses pressed
and flattened under smoothing irons.
brown parcel paper, if need be.
newsprint, even. Anything
to make a covert for the newness,
learn you were a keeper only.