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the collector.

I keep them under my bed
in a box,
as you would your hamsters
or gerbils maybe,
in the land of fur-balls
& porn mags,
lost buttons & tissue-wrapped condoms;
& get them out every once in a while
to look them over
and reconsider their relative merits
& place and order in my life,
and compare them to yours;
for everyone has them you know -
their own little collection
of peccadilloes.