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Everything was loud: the TV was loud, the kitchen was loud, the yelling was loud, the loud was loud – you took your head out of the loud, you went outdoors & touched the small tree still crutched by its support wires & amber tape & gum-tack & you breathe. You take a deep breath. Out to the dinky interstate adjacent to the new housing development there is no wilderness, except look down – you’ll find a jaguar in the palm of your hand.