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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 1 Number 1, 1973.

Two Poems Robert B. Shaw
Two Poems


WINTER VISION

Pushing your way through
the city's winter,
trudging above the subway's
hardened arteries,
breasting stymied ranks
of traffic, you might catch
a quick, zeroing glimpse
of how things will stand
at the ultimate freeze:

dogs and their leash-bearers
halted in mid-procession,
feathers of steam
poking iced from their lips;

a newspaper page
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