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joy1

no, Elizabeth 
I cannot let you play with the hoop 
it is so great a diversion you would be overcome with delight and swoon dead away

 

joy2

Thomas says holding the miniature portraits is every bit as frolicsome as having the circle and stick
Thomas is a damned liar

 

joy3

the hoop will roll
and the stick will push 
and i will run behind 
and nothing will change
nothing will ever change

 

joy4

yes, it pops out of the box every time 
excessively diverting
is this all you do all day, Charles?

 

joy5

and this will be my life, then

 

joy6

blocks can only alleviate sorrow
they cannot cure

 

joy7

a jump rope, a noose 
no difference
no difference

 

joy8

if only i could jump away from myself

 

joy9

who is really being controlled here 
which is the toy and which is the boy
in the end, perhaps it does not matter

 

joy10

riding you means nothing
perhaps even cruelty has lost its zest, now at the end

 

joy11

I don’t 
I think perhaps I don’t want to wear matching Orientalist garb as we ride imaginary horses into the Bosporus any longer

 

joy12

please end this

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