Grant Clauser: At the Occult Flea Market and  

   Used Book Emporium

Every bargain is deceiving—
    the cost of trinkets hidden in the fingerprints
    of those who held them last, pins abandoned in the second-hand voodoo doll
          the way comets leave a trail of shrapnel
                suspended in their wake

    or Spock, exposed to radiation
          in the Wrath of Khan
                can’t touch his friend goodbye

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