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I take my hoofing-it bone
and hitch it to my mind bone.
Claiming I am wild

means I have nothing left
to escape from.
I mistook myself

for someone smart enough
to avoid the crush at the stadium gate.
But that’s where I see

my own half-ghost slip
to the floor and vanish in a tangle.
Then I realize how far

I stand from my shadow.
My own brother too
was a stranger at birth.