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This poem is taken from PN Review 36, Volume 10 Number 4, March - April 1984.

Desert Stop at Noon Dick Davis
  The house is one bare room
  And only tea is served.
  The old man, mild, reserved,
  Shuffles into a gloom
  Where mattresses are laid.
I sip, grateful for the cool shade.

  His small son watches me,
  Approaches, pertly smiles.
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