when she passed the chinese restaurant
she noticed the diners
between the eyes above rows of razor teeth
again and again they knocked their skulls hard
the fight ended with both unbruised
in front of an old man who hobbled
on skin that folded over bones
she saw the skin on his calloused hands
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