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I can say with one hundred percent certainty that we
would all rather be asleep half-way on our on our backs
on the orange, nubby couch in the den. Bred for faith.
And trust. These two beget grace. See how my compatriots,
my partners in what crime, leap over the low hurdle. A ball
long-bounces across a winter field early in the morning. Now
that's a vocation. The world, if you watch, reveals itself to
you. It unfolds. These men want to know, sooner rather than
later. I am helpful. I fold up and lie down. Good dog. To want.
To will. What a funny way to think about things.
A low, cement porch in the sun. I did not study this. It
cannot be forgotten.