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A Poem: Orientation 

He used words like robust, timeline,
roadmaps, and concrete,

while the audience
meditated and prayed,

sifted his empty syllables
of bragging and pretending,

rooster prancing
and posturing. Façade.

Time settled
like dust on lard.

They shrank into themselves,
dug deep

like the men paid to burrow
a well on the property

and after weeks of drilling
sighed in disbelief.

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