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Deception Creek

Saint Paul, 6 August 2011

Deception creek flows
through western wickets
of ancient white pines

Felled by crosscut poachers
trucked to shadowy mills for
toothpicks and matchsticks

Deception creek bounds
relentlessly toward the flat
like white lies signed 
to the deaf