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"Event-goers" herded
into "viewing pens"

(snipers on the roof)

to celebrate
"the safest New Year's ever."


"Personalities" paid
to count backward
and kiss strangers.


Unruly and ruled
in shifts,

we've tried
to enjoy orbiting.


As if turning
off and on

was a sacrament—

the old sexy!


as grown women
in schoolgirl pleats

waiting for the

Rae Armantrout

Tin House

Volume 18, Number 2

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