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There was a situation that became a scene

that became a story about it

that became a memory became a drawing

in a plan to become a painting

for the power of the situation each time

losing details of the original

and because continuance is the point

of originality became a wax

version in order to be cast solid another

in packed sand that eroded

some specifics but stayed compelling

in its growing indistinctness

iconic almost and alive as a story repeated

became a whisper and disappeared