Still lifes with one or more persons

They come visiting. They lay their coats down on the bed, they put their gifts on the table in the hallway. In cellophane —flowers, in paper bags—bottles, distillations of future meetings. They pass around the dewy silver, porcelain, glass. In front of the copper engravings of tropical birds, they peel themselves, layer by layer, chattering. …

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