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A Good Assumption

Hinemoana Baker

Ex-Eagle Don Henley
wrote a searing critique of the media
a song called Dirty Laundry.

Though most of the lyrics are clear
I feel you could easily miss the line
          is the head dead yet
which I always heard as
          digest Cincinnati.

Perhaps it wasn't you who told me
how Beethoven became obsessed with coffee
insisting every cup be made
from exactly sixty beans

but it seems like something you would say
if you were here.
This morning,

a spammer
called Socialist 42:
          Have a Good Assumption.

In bed, my hand
is on her stomach when she says
          The reason it's getting rounder
          is that it's turning into a crystal ball.


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