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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
conifer
all fingers and toes

you need me so
that I might see you
autumning

in the hairdresser's brisk
nor'
nor'easterly

elsewhere
in a time of hats
                         and innocence
a chameleon
...


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