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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 6 Number 6, 1976.

Two Poems Glen Cavaliero


        The dark has been expelled.
Thorns nuzzle under crumbled plaster
    where the rood pales to a dust that volleys
            on a flare of wings

        signalling the order of release.
To stoop and enter is to step right out
    into more space than time contains
            or quiet can sing.


Not a gust stirs the thicket, and the mud
    has split wide open.
        A rabbit lollops

through the sharp green wheat, vagabond.
    What am I doing here?
        Not wanted

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