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Imaginary (Taylor Coen-Lafayette, LA)

Sunshine in the summertime and colorful rays of green
In the gusts circling the hills, there, a figure’s shadow
In black and white, the trail is uncovered.

An image of the spectrum, all colors
Shown in order, displayed behind the figure,
Emphasizes the meaning of the season.

One last glimpse in the beholder’s eye
Before an adventure begins with a vast journey
Across the ocean, barefoot.

All of this seems unreal for the area becomes metallic
And all too familiar, a complex of apartments.
In the middle there is a mound
And in the middle of the mound,
A shadow… 


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