I Know Someone

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She's someone who holds her arms wide

for a flood of pencil pukus

from Neverland

and shares her bones with

human glass.

She's someone who waves two stumps

at grinning teens, wheeling bloated bags

out of Everyone's Home

and sweeps see-through shards


She's someone who sleeps on a bed

of wet card after her overburdened home


but still, she wears a crown of

pretty purple grateful people.

* puku is a te reo Māori word meaning stomach/belly

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