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

Government in Exile Dick Davis
Silence, and on the wall the photographs -
Farms, mountains, faces; the sad specifics
Corrode the heart, sharpen the will. Despair
Is shrugged away and stares one in the face.

Loyalty is poured out - a libation
To childhood villages, to stones, to trees.
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