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This poem is taken from PN Review 275, Volume 50 Number 3, January - February 2024.

Five Poems Betsy Rosenberg
Cave of the Bat

Whoever he was I
call him
or maybe
the proto-shaman
laid to rest outside the Cave of the Bat
with a pair of antlers
and the salutary slab of basalt
he toted
all the way
from the hills where he met his
mate, her name was me –
O Kheck….

The Scream

It’s late and
while I work I
listen to the intermezzo from
Cavalleria Rusticana
Yes, I remember,

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