Quite a Quote

If I hold up my finger
I blot out the horizon
if I hold up my thumb
I’d ignore a man who comes
on a 3 mile trip to here
The dog near me breathes out
his lungs make a pattern of sound
when he shakes
his ears go off like whips
he is outside the door, his mind
clean, the heat
floating his brain in fantasy

Ondaatje, Michael. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. New York: Vintage Books, 2008.

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