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This poem is taken from PN Review 134, Volume 26 Number 6, July - August 2000.

Nine Poems Ben Sonnenberg


Kinkajou

See how from under the canopy
where next to stripes like me
lie stripes like you
next to stripes like me
comes the cabaña kinkajou.

The kinkajou who 'prehensile-tailed,
may yet be easily tamed,'
is happier here, I think, by far
than where the canopy isn't striped
with that other hunter, the jaguar.


It is Better to Marry than to Burn

AGED CHINESE COUPLE DIE IN FALL IN QUEENS, AFTER BURNING $75,000.
                                              New York Times

Let's be Chinese
I'll burn, I'll burn
Our $75,000.

Let's be Chinese.
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