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This poem is taken from PN Review 216, Volume 40 Number 4, March - April 2014.

‘Free Flight’ and Other Poems Jon Glover
Bone Vibes
Gratitude for the trouble. Exceptional
sounds piss freely. Hear it again? Melancholy
goes without saying. Or any quick diagnostics.

You know it’s fixed in some bone vibes or other times
like the clock or tables or historicity tunes
I loved to learn. I know where you’re coming from,

dead centre in the crystal set static crackling speech
or musical phrases from the ether – if
they knock you out that’s fine. You’ll know where you sure heard

not random or cadencing or flatline signs
of living priceless with fortitude for the print
or imprint or signage of worry while the moon’s out.  


Broadcasting, you’re on, thoughtless transmission
by any old airwaves’ scan.

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