Linda. Who is Linda?
Who lives inside of Linda?
She prefers to smoke
while looking at herself in mirrors.
She stands in a crowd
produces summer-time claustrophobia
so the beach becomes strangely quiet
and thousands of bibles wash up on the shore.
There is that something that seems
so off-century about her.
Like corsets. Like birds in her hats.
Like calling her slaves servants.
Linda is often spotted in the business district
impersonating the Christ
dispensing new order of magnitude kindness
while juggling three mercurial moons.
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