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This poem is taken from PN Review 41, Volume 11 Number 3, January - February 1985.

Quasizeros: 21 miscellanous micro-poems Christopher Middleton
21 miscellaneous micro-poems
for Hans Vogt

                     1

Walking, stopping in
Mid-stride

Leaning on air, word on the tip
Of the tongue

                             2

In the creases of her finger pointing up
To stress not that, but this, what

Else but

Eloquent miniscule
Horizons of grime

                                3

                       Watch the velvet
                             Black
                               Big
                       Birdspider piano
                    Finger his moonlight
                  Sonata, eight arpeggios
                           To cross
                           Your bed

                       4

All the limbs
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