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This poem is taken from PN Review 105, Volume 22 Number 1, September - October 1995.

Six Poems Justin Quinn

Landscape by Bus

Look out the window - half
A landscape, half its trees.
Switch focus. Reflections of
The rest float by on these.

At sixty miles an hour
The world's being folded back
Into a suitcase. Where
O where will I unpack?


That's where I live. That's where the Metro loops
Back on itself and heads for town again.
That's where I step on escalating slopes
That draw me slowly up into the open
That's cleansed of trees; and massive concrete slabs,

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