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  • Taking careful note of a surplus of regret
    in the atmosphere, they quickly located the nearest
    faucet and attempted to wash away
    Any relic of despondency from under their fingernails.
    Becoming distracted by shifting thermostat settings
    And the reoccurring qualms of immobility,
    They fell through the holes in the shower drain.
    With an exalted grasp of gravity,
    They passed through spaces with nothing
    But flour footprints to mark their balance.
    Carefully, they chronicled relations of blinks
    To heartbeats from strangers in elevators
    Until the golden ratio of humanity was
    Formulated on the back of a used envelope.
    The newfound data was methodically encausted
    Into glass frames for future appreciation.