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Things That I Have Only One Of
I have two kinds of things, she says.
I have things that I am into
and things that I have only one of.
That there is more than one thing
that I have only one of is, of
course, the irony of ownership;
the real question, though, is
where do the circles overlap?
What are the things that I am into
that I have only one of? she says,
and looks momentarily tired.
Perhaps, she muses; perhaps
there is a third kind of thing.
For I also have many things
made of leather. See? she says,
gesturing to a large collection
of leather objects. I am also into
ornithography, she remarks. Now,
does that count as a thing that I
have only one of? For I do not
have more than one ornithography.
While she reasons eloquently thus,
her twin sister enters the room and
offers to bring us books of light verse.