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This poem is taken from PN Review 215, Volume 40 Number 3, January - February 2014.

Notes from an Execution Gerry McGrath

O conscience so precious and so clear,
  How small a fault is a sharp tooth to you.
                                        Purgatorio, canto 3

English Harmonics

Shaggy, big-boned
all fingers and toes

you need me so
that I might see you

in the hairdresser's brisk

in a time of hats
                         and innocence
a chameleon

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