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This poem is taken from PN Review 113, Volume 23 Number 3, January - February 1997.

From Innumerable Languages Frank Kuppner

All the rainfall of the last decade has definitely fallen.
On the other hand, something must be around here some-
   where or other.
Why does your privileged watch not keep a privileged time
   of its own?

I think I could sit reading your supermarket receipts for
Look: exactly six months ago you bought exactly ten
Some of which had recently been dazzling movement in

In this photograph of you, there is only you and the sky.
Which is to say, only you and something not really so
And a white bird wheeling through it, presumably ecstatic.

Light, watery movements from the bath just through the
For a moment, again, there is something right about every-

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