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when I was young
thedays seemed
short as I was

I would take old radios
apart
how did theywork?
I stank of dust,
ofburnt wires.

someone gave
me a brokencamera.
I scraped off green
corrosion,
it worked again.
they took it back ?
I was that young

now,
I am old.
twenty-two ? obsolete

I?ve taken too many
things apart
to puttogether.
I smell of burnt wires.
of dust.