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This poem is taken from PN Review 73, Volume 16 Number 5, May - June 1990.

The Out-of-Power Michael Hofmann

I walked on New Year's Eve from Trotsky's house
under the lindens, banana and rubber trees
of the Calle Viena - the jerried watchtowers,
the outside windows all bricked up or half-bricked in,
and the place where the crazed muralist Siqueiros
had sprayed the walls with automatic fire and still
  missed -

to the house of ex-President de la Madrid,
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