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This poem is taken from PN Review 17, Volume 7 Number 3, January - February 1981.

Three Poems Samuel Menashe

SURVIVAL

I stand on this stump
To knock on wood
For the good I once
Misunderstood

Cut down, yes
But rooted still
What stumps compress
No axe can kill

AT A STANDSTILL

That statue, that cast
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