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This poem is taken from PN Review 219, Volume 41 Number 1, September - October 2014.

‘Getting Carter’ and Other Poems Claire Crowther
Getting Carter

That men have no souls occurred
to Mike Hodges, who begat
Carter who caught
a train north

for revenge
and found a girl
unsouled. That year, knitting, purl
one, plain one, I took a train,

ignored my waters breaking.
So I dropped a soul into
the world too soon,
dropping like

vest, needles
on the track. Though
hidden variables show
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