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

From Recapituls Jacques Jouet
25 September 2014, Bourges

(poem addressed to Madeleine Amable)

Today I came across a fox on
the pavement, not far from the river
I took my time to have a good look

(fox, pavement, time)

it was on the front of a t-shirt
you can’t wait around all day long, but
a real one, it’s quite possible too

(t-shirt, wait, possible)

a real fox, let’s face it, and t-shirts,
they’re both real, percieved from the bust up
from below, like moulds of each other

(real, bust, moulds)

a project: try to see everything.

30 November 2014, Bourges

(poem addressed to Paulette Plisson)

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