"You try to unzip me, and see my eyes fleeing away from you
like startled ponies.
Do you really know me?
If you did, you would know that
if I look at you too long, I might burst.
But you don’t know. And how can I tell you?
I consult the dictionary of human behavior every day.
I had to load it into my brain and make it learn
that you open doors with hello and
that you close them with goodbye."
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