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This poem is taken from PN Review 234, Volume 43 Number 4, March - April 2017.

Ways to Get About Busan John Wilkinson
for Rod Mengham


Day awaits the kindly figures: will our visitors accept
proposals as once they did? Provocative zeroes float.
            Roadsides hold the well-sorted
            denizens to their grid scales, well-satisfied,
            flashing tickets without limit of time.

On each surface section, the entertainment district
swept like a blush and faded, short order overtaken
            brought a playlist, new attachments,
            windswept, mindful, other side of the coin,
            one purely desert, the obverse aswarm.

For evidence a sallow crease plumes innovative cloud,
beach resorts, short squid, pails of slopping zeniths,
            sentiments that vaporise in perfume
            squalls, caprices of a passing shirt,
            no peg, no idol, focal point or polarity:
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