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Blue Book

Days before she died

my mother stood in line,

took a picture for a passport—

                                                          unaware           of the apparition

                                                                                                                          in her blood,

                                       the water from the window

                                                                              she would never see.

Days before she died,

                           my mother        planned

                                                                                            to fly—