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

The Double Agent John Mole

Your announcement of his birth takes up two pages
of the latest double issue, and a double album
sings his praises to the world. Immediately
all lucky numbers double at the joyful news
Old Double's dead and that his son New Double
is the double of his Dad, and very soon he's after
double value as you wheel his double push-chair down
                                                  perspective;
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