Still and sleek you wait at attention,
Glistening black as a whale gone deep,
Common as beans.
But amid the paper clips, you tower, Rhodes Colossus,
Or Emma's. Legs arched, a Gateway to tidiness.
Head on, a Dubai skyscraper.
Your spine beckons with caterpillar segments,
My fingers caress your torso, then squeeze.
Inch worm motion.
You bite. Ka Cha. Ka Cha.
Paper-punching bureaucrat. Spring-loaded toady.
Tasting the pulp of Shakespeare. IRS forms.
Yet your narrow metallic threads unite in ordinary design,
Declaration, gospel, play, symphony, and oration. Poem.
Clasping the universe.
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