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This poem is taken from PN Review 19, Volume 7 Number 5, May - June 1981.

New Mexican Places Charles Tomlinson

ALBUQUERQUE

Driving once more
on Central-though what
it is central to
now the town has spread

up to the foothills-
I caught one thing
out of the past that
still was there-

the Kimo Kinema
built in my birth year-
tile, fresco and cement-adobe-
style, tribal art-deco:

Corbusier
could scarcely have applauded
architecture so little tectonic
or so tawdry
...


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