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A good story is woven
From finest ingredients
Maidenhair fern ribs
Lichen dyed beargrass
Cedar bark, cedar root
Spruce root, cattail leaves
Sour grass and straw grass
And tule, woven tight
So tight you can boil water
And cook a tangled plot
So intricate, intimate
And lovingly patterned
Seemingly simply but
Specifically complex
The narrative is and
Is not predictable
But still inevitable

James Floss

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