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Waiting for Baba


Today Baba must come.
Once every month, she arrives at noon,
she comes, how do you say, alone,
by herself, to collect the rent,
and to prevent any payment of any kind of taxes.


Of course that is illegal.
Baba said, ‘where do you boys work?’
This Baba makes me nervous the entire day.
Baba said, ‘you didn’t tell me you had a cat,’
and Baba smiled a smile
that was like stones for breakfast.


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