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Poor men’s dogs

Acknowledging Lorenz’s King Solomon’s Ring

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Mussel-shelled, iridescent,

your voices electronic

on telegraph wires, you’re called

‘vulgaris’ – common. Like your

gold-threaded robes were a theft.

As though your diamond dust

must be as worthless as soot.

Let them call you poor men’s dogs.

No dog wears a coat so fine.

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