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This poem is taken from PN Review 36, Volume 10 Number 4, March - April 1984.

On Not Being Milton Tony Harrison
for Sergio Vieira & Armando Guebuza (Frelimo)

Read and committed to the flames, I call
these sixteen lines that go back to my roots
my Cahier d'un retour au pays natal
my growing black enough to fit my boots.

The stutter of the scold out of the branks
of condescension, class and counter-class
thickens with glottals to a lumpen mass
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