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"At the Thrift Store"
OKcomputer

A landscape of worn flower couches.
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Tall plastic trees. Plastic plants in woven baskets.
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Televisions of all sizes with the same face: Neil Diamond.
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Nineties saxophone jazz. Yellow velvet kitchen chairs.
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Plastic fruits –– a centerpiece –– they wear one purple wig.
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Office desks with initials carved in: A.N.G.
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Surprised they took it.
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Beige washers and dryers.
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Smeared sunflower paintings half-price this week.
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Ghosts between clothing racks with bad breath.
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Used birdhouses for sale without a specified realtor.
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Brown wine bottles behind the adult diapers.
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A cricket cage like the kind I used to make
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(I'm holding it in my hand).
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Bull-horns to mount on the wall.
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Hand painted mirror: a boy in a corn field with a kaiser blade.
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One dollar.
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Books: The Primal Revolution leans against Garfield in the Rough.
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Picture frames with angel portraits and cum splattered on the glass.
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Pretend living room where I sit:
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Two light-yellow couches
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and one floral love seat
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made of violet.
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They three gather 'round
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a gold-framed glass coffee table
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with water rings and splatters on the surface.
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It holds a plastic vase.
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It holds pink plastic flowers.
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Addressing the crowd of objects is a wooden entertainment center.
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It holds an empty CD rack, three VCRs in a pile,
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and a dead television in the mouth.
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On top it wears a purple lamp
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with a beige sideways shade.
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All of the televisions are now rewinding.
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On a shelf there is Mickey Mouse with a yellow telephone.
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There are ceramic cakes on plates. What fer?
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There is a dark brown statue with two Indians:
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one scalping the other with a hatchet. Glorious!
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Dinner plates with roosters, scenes:
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a pilgrim holding a phallic object to his mouth.
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Unintentional.
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There is a clock disguised as a telephone.
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Red cowboy books, blue cowboy boots, teal high heels.
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A jack-in-the-box who claims,
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"The lid will not stay closed until the song has played completely."
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Wooden trout with a shoddy paint-job frowns.
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Skimpy one-piece swimsuits with bloody crotches.
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Turbo fans. Dead fashion in the glass cases.
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A halloween display
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blocked off with yellow cautionary tape.
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There is a coffin in the middle. RIP.
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2 Oct 08

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you should have bought everything.
 — raskolniikov

I wanted the cricket cage but I brought myself to think reasonably. I already have one. I have too much junk. Enough is enough! I haven't even seen a cricket in years. Heard one er two tho.
 — OKcomputer

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