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This poem is taken from PN Review 20, Volume 7 Number 6, July - August 1981.

The Shrimping Girls Richard Bright

Like a homeless crab
Half-asleep
Into this shell of dreams
I slide.
And pink they rise,
These pictures of slim Edwardian girls
Lingering virgin by the pools and rocks
In their calico and crinolines.
Their pale arms sweeping slow
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