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This poem is taken from PN Review 214, Volume 40 Number 2, November - December 2013.

What Does it Mean? Shanta Acharya
Walking into an art retrospective
with carcasses of a calf, gold-plated hooves and horns,
bull, zebra, sheep, shark, unicorn floating in formaldehyde
the unicorn is called The Dream.

The Dream is Dead when the unicorn is cast in solid silver.
Here is art proclaiming
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living…

A painting of four skulls transforms itself into
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