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we sat the morning in the kitchen of Cox's farm watching a brown spider

do the engineering she knew best to swing the space

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from plate rail to the window jamb

and back again and back again

and pull the spokes from hub to rim

and back again and back again

to make a trap of angles span the moving air

at the open window peak then at the meeting of the angles

clockwise wind a widening circle to the edge

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you asked if she knew geometry and had she watched the several flyways in her corner of the room and chosen this one on evidence

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