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The Restorer

by Devin Johnston

Done with mortise and tenon,
linseed oil and wax,
she stands back from the highboy
to snap a photograph with her phone,
all the while, defending a shim
to absent interlocutors
who have, admittedly, 
never seen her work	
and died three hundred years ago.

Copyright 2012 by Devin Johnston. Used with permission of the author.
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