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The word for what you want from me is novena,which means
nine days I will shave your beard and tell you: what falls
wants to rest with what falls, which is why your beard
wants to rest with the leaves in the trash bag, and why
when the leaves fall, what you want is to rest with me.
Creative Writing | Religion
Schoonebeek, Danniel, "Two Poems" (2011). On Earth As It Is. 39.