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SECOND DOSE



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                 But all your friends do.                                  e expire--slow--

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                 No side effects no chills fever                        row
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                 though there are people who
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                 Some fatigue perhaps
                 Your body thinks                                A chorus of romances
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                 it has the disease                                            ur lips--flies--
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                 completes the process.                          Specificity: a plague
                 Then you are free.
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                 “At last,” said a friend,                                  ature must be vague.
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                 “somebody is beginning
                 to understand it.”
                 No pain in my arm.
                 Consciousness.

                 Then you are free
                                       The  poem  on  the  right  is  a
                                       translation of a famous sonnet
                                       by  Stéphane  Mallarmé.  The
                                       two  poems  are  meant  to
                                       influence one another.
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