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This poem is taken from PN Review 259, Volume 47 Number 5, May - June 2021.

From Fugues
ABC of the Fugue
Olivier Salon
ABC of the Fugue
from Fugues

Hello I’m Albert


Let’s get this straight:
When Albert speaks,


Barnaby responds
So, now I’m talking
And it’s because I’m
Responding to Candide


In this case, I respond
to Candide








But now it’s me,
Albert, who speaks



Well spotted, Candide!

Well spotted, Candide!
So the words circulate
amongst the three of us
...


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