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This poem is taken from PN Review 258, Volume 47 Number 4, March - April 2021.

Poems Yeow Kai Chai
Shadow Cabinet

an anagrammatic subtext
tapping the top rail
he gives you a death stare
left hand gripping
the arm support
the right holding
a dodgy dossier
sexed up
with saddam’s spies
secret weapons
bubbly green gas
in glass containers
such delicate bombs
of fear contagion
a threat piping plot
thy hosts add eerie guava
ping dreg than fling

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