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This poem is taken from PN Review 209, Volume 39 Number 3, January - February 2013.

'Claustrophobia' and Other Poems Jason Guriel

...the claustrophobia induced by this precision: it's difficult for the reader to find a point of entry.
                                                                                  - Mitchell Parry, reviewing Pure Product

Imagine your silhouette
cut into a wall
and call it a doorway
as done in the do-
it-yourself world
of Looney Tunes,
where the children
of Chuck Jones charge
at the surfaces
they would prefer
were passages -
willing their way through
as if brick were batter
and the body in motion
the cookie-cutter.

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