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This poem is taken from PN Review 87, Volume 19 Number 1, September - October 1992.

Four Poems Stephen Romer

SWEET CONFUSION

We lay in the spring wind
on a piece of waste ground
outside your block;

inside, your babcia,
a tiny martinet with a twinkle,
scoured the flat.

Great creamy clusters
of white lilac
fringed the parking lot

and tulips blew
behind allotment wire.
We walked through silver birches

and found a country restaurant,
with a porsche outside
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