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

Two Poems Dennis Keene

Draw back; consider the day.
The air is filled with lights;
They pulse out from high towers,
Or flow in line, then halt;
Red stars not far from us
Signalling other forms of life.

Draw back your eyes from the street.
Three shadows on a curtain:
All the grief of the world
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