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This poem is taken from PN Review 129, Volume 26 Number 1, September - October 1999.

The Circle Sujata Bhatt

for Corneille

The bird            the woman

the snake                    the cat

The red            the blue

the yellow                    the yellow

the green -

The bird is a fish.
The snake is a bird.
The woman is not a cat.
And the cat can only
be itself.
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