Under the preponderant clouds
wishing mist on the outskirts of cities
The crowd roves and raves
Speaking with the hearts of dead men
Wheezy with their instruments,
the black satin leaves them standing on
besmirched with a sticky forgetfulness
wondering how it turned.
And, in another room
The men awake, as though just
A long voyage to the center of a thin
Somewhere in the clouds
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