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This poem is taken from PN Review 274, Volume 50 Number 2, November - December 2023.

Two Poems Don Rodgers
Mystery Tour

Senior citizens from Shipton-under-Wychwood gather for a photograph before setting off on a mystery tour during the summer of 1962

Thirty-two men and six women
assembled like a choir or squad
in front of a Leyland Leopard
expectantly facing the birdie.

By now presumably you will
each have uncovered the mystery;
or are you still journeying on,
a diaspora of dots and atoms,

one day somewhere to reconstitute
an eye, a smile, a raised hand?

Carpe Diem

Before the Appointment

Carpe Diem she said
with a grim smile

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