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This poem is taken from PN Review 230, Volume 42 Number 6, July - August 2016.

The Aselline Starlets Peter Hughes


ARTWORK: FAY JONES

1

I said this imagery
was mental but
she claimed you
can’t say what’s
happening within
a composition
as the flicks & swerves
are too precise &
fast to verbalise
& also donkeys
are usually top heavy
as well as too
heavy to catch when
suspended from your
thoughts & old arcs
carry memories
...


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