The Anableps

At the university's insistence,
the freshmen posted letters to themselves.
Four years later the medical student
received a note on a map of Egypt.
Dream of pyramids, or the anableps.
The mathematician found a message
in a bottle at his vacation home.
Matryoshkas: Zeno's paradox with eyes.
The political scientist awoke
to a blaring radio, a pamphlet
in his nose. Defiance swallows its tail.
The writer financed an apartment
with her collection of found poetry -
Letters: 'That Is Not What I Meant, At All.'
A stain becomes phrases on the carpet.

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