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This poem is taken from PN Review 37, Volume 10 Number 5, March - April 1984.

Breakfast Bill Manhire

Free headphones all
the way (and dinner, breakfast,
light meal, dinner, continental

breakfast, breakfast)
so that 100 miles out of Bahrain
they interrupt The Creation

for a duty-free announcement
and every time the plane
takes off, a steward speaks

of likely rescue: I have important
safety information I
must tell you
. Fingers of south,

*
the white of cloud,
the trees still blowing inland
from the coast to help you

memorize the exits, and high above
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