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Freddy on the floor
  1. Nikhil Barot
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nikhil Barot, 14445 Olive View Drive, Suite 2B-182 Sylmar, CA, USA; nbarot{at}

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“Hey doc, my flea bites come back,”

Freddy all wide-eyed,

arm all blood and pus and

star-spangled blue,

frets from his wrist on up

like a song sung over again: …

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