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This poem is taken from PN Review 254, Volume 46 Number 6, July - August 2020.

Bartholomew Fair Lisa Kelly

     plays, and suchlike rage, whereof the
               petulant ways yourself
               have known, and have
                        been vexed.


Kiss her!
Such a jig-ajog i’ the booths,
a punk in high chopines.
What do you lack


Sweep up
broken apples for the bear, rogue.
The stage of the Hope is
on trestles. Look!
A pit.


Win craves.

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