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15-minute family

Before my brother comes home
and the video games start
I jot down these five words
alcove, marvin, mitten, moots
all of it was up for question
that is the expression I used most
open, unrendered strings of text housed on paper
then transfered like cardboard shipping boxes
in the night, over air, to the wallet address
beeping and blasting, as my brother throws his coat
I jot down
fifteen minutes
and the video games
the kitten purrs
marvin sits in the alcove
before my mom comes home