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The Duel


I have started by finding the necklace
and taking the pendant
from its chain, to work out what it is made of
and how to defuse it,
if I can grind it into powder in a peppermill
if it can be melted down or drowned.
I need to go to the forest, like a pair of snipe,
deep enough to be lost in symbols to know
what it is made of
and what made him choose it,
being himself so chosen, and courted
like a  shot in the breast.