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This poem is taken from PN Review 127, Volume 25 Number 5, May - June 1999.

Two Poems Ben Sonnenberg

Dis
for my daughter Emma

How many the sounds that come after dis:
miss, may, pute, gust, tance, tress, cothéque...
The sound that comes after when he says dis is
respected.
                 Disrespected?
'I dissed him so he dissed me back.'
Dis, Prosperpina's husband, relished hearing that.
...


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