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This poem is taken from PN Review 121, Volume 24 Number 5, May - June 1998.

Two Poems Barbara Guest

The Green Fly

Orphaned caught in a web
the green fly.

                    No entertainment no grief
                    where they pick clover
                    the monument the soldier
                    goslings into new clover.

                            More
                        room more
                      fur more
                                    desire


                    to cross the winter day, a new magnet.

An excited misapprehension of la Gloire,

cheek of
              brass.

                            Fought to the finish    stars
                                orchids, perhaps
                    at dusk severely.

                      Multiple tunes   sunrise   gloaming
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