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The Key to the City

Is to scratch out a piece of green

and to build something out of it,

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to carry yourself so well that doors

open for you anyway. Travel light,

or at least as quick as light. Drop

nothing as you go but an occasional

small petal, a wrinkled bill of sale.

Don't look at yourself in storefronts,

else you're tempted by what you see

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to buy something. Feed what needs

feeding. Grease what squeaks. Trim

what needs trimming. Should a branch

break, carry it on route, and shake

it behind you to cover your tracks.

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