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Spoon Position

                                    Daniel Lin

A common silver spoon turned
Concave side down makes an umbrella:
A hot stream of tap water falls off
Its edges in a tight, straight skirt.
One difficulty of a rich inner life
Is the possession of desires—firm, fixed,
Furious and almost fleshed out—
That are found to be essentially
Unexchangeable in the social marketplace.
The spoon turned up produces a fountain.

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