Inger Christiansen Alphabet

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One
Apricot trees exist. Apricot trees exist.

Two
Bracken exists and blackberries, blackberries
Bromine exists and hydrogen, hydrogen

Three
Cicadas exist, chicory, chromium, citrus trees
Cicadas exist
Cicadas, cedars, cypresses, the cerebellum

Four
Doves exist, dreamers and dolls
Killers exist and doves and doves
Haze, dioxin and days
Days exist, days and death and poems exist
Poems, days, death

Five
Early Fall exists
Aftertaste, afterthought, seclusion
And angels exist
Widows and elk exist
Every detail exists
Memory, memory’s light
Afterglow exists
Oak, elms, junipers, sameness, loneliness exist
Eider ducks, spiders, and vinegar exist in the future, the future.

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