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[The boss looks over us the boss likes us the boss lurks
us the boss irks us]


The boss looks over us the boss likes us the boss lurks us the boss irks us
smirks us hurts us the boss smiles at us lies to us confirms her offer of

employment to us the boss gives us provides us preferentially us accommodates
us no animus no animal no nitpick she picked us and her and her to

knit together we tried to knit my father back together starting with I am Victoria
I am your daughter you have two daughters
I am I can I have to be knitted back together

professionally a professional who professes only when pointed to when asked to
provide feedback to the boss I take the feed from the bag and eat it I take the

feed back and ask for better tasting meat I am a flaw an obsolete definition of
a flaw is a burst of passion or a passing wind in an office a burst of passion can

only lead to the door out the door down the stairs through another door into
the passing wind where there once used to be a fountain with a gold sphere and

people eating lunch people eating lunch people covered with chalky dust


Victoria Chang

Gulf Coast

Summer / Fall 2012


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