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Five Ways to Love Thee 

1.
Tucked in the wainscoting,
hidden from view, I clap my hind legs
and chirrup your name.

2.
Disguised as a breeze,
I ride the sunlight to your bedroom
and dance on your breast.

3.
Later, when your eyelids
tremble, I slip my wire skins
and plug into your dreams.

4.
Silently I join
the grackles on the telephone line
and watch you undress.

5.
Hey! Down here! Hopping
to the furry whorl, it’s me!
The little black flea!

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