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This poem is taken from PN Review 238, Volume 44 Number 2, November - December 2017.

Four Poems Maureen N. McLane
Every Place is Also Another

Clouds mount over the Midlands
– the clear day for walking you wanted
is gone. The power stations
cooling towers the windmills the oaks
the suburbs – this is Brexit territory,
this Remain.

                    One sees almost everything
from the window of a train.

The Bronze Age stone circle, the Nine Ladies,
the king stone some yards off –
no one knows what anything means
though we pay good money
and a licensing fee to hear.
You sit and vape on one of the nine.
A committee’s poisoned the intrusive
volunteers. A light rain. You scorn

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