All of the connotations of the English word own
and all of its translation’s connotations
are sun-hard to look at directly, but fitted into glass tubes
and shaped into people/places/things, or the words for people/places/things,
or abstract representations of people/places/things
emit a blue light that reminds you of water you can look at
without a welding mask on, your mouth dropped almost into the shape of a perfect O,
same as if you’d seen a white whale.
He who understood stored energy in a genius way knew that sunflowers
could power the world. She who was waiting all her life
for a man who understood that sunflowers could power the world
wrote her number on the palm of his hand, closed that hand into fist,
held that fist with both of her hands like she was carefully packing and forming
a tribble or hippo or turtle or car.
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