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 Sunshine Vitamin
The trick, they say, is to stay ‘til you’re just about halfway to burning, outlast the oblique
angles of winter. You’ve shunned the sun for months on end, you tend to make up for lost time. Belly-up
swaths of skin invite ultraviolet-B rays in.
Restocked with radiation, lucky
7-dehydrocholesterol spins itself into choleciferol,
in the liver, gold. Beef liver,
egg yolks, white folks, family tree and vitamin D is summoned from the kidneys. Pale,
could be paler. Northern,
not quite polar. Provisioned anew with calcium, the revved skeleton.

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