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This poem is taken from PN Review 29, Volume 9 Number 3, January - February 1983.

The Skirt Mairi MacInnes
The flax grew in the field
  So the skirt was tough.
From the first it had the weave
  And hand of field-grown stuff.

But I bit into a peach
  And juice ran over my chin.
I promptly washed the skirt
  But the mark stayed in.
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