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Sympathetic Magic

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Published: 1985
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,082 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 693
Added to site: 2009.08.23
mnybks.net#: 25076
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genres: Poetry, Post-1930
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causes and wives...

letting "it all hang out", in the jumble of the moranese
letting despair and the pig iron law of economics
have their say --
shouting "moral support" in the face of the rocky
"well-wisher".

I read all the plots and each ends up as a grave...
once in a single afternoon I even gave up on
golddiggers
who, though just passing through meant dress rehearsal
for the bigger jive, "long_term"
and since when should "patching up and catching up"
make starry-eyed even that slip of a girl, commitment.


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AMBERGRIS CITY

Felt no pain against the water,
the tea-cup sky was a turquoise colour in its wrath
illuminating ambergris city in spot checks below.

The sperm whale population was in decline.
Little or nothing remained of former commitments.
A bitter legacy consumed itself in half-truths
against the sound of upturned lies.

Winding alleys come as the conscience of well pl

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