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p 91

‘grace equals guts under pressure’
or ‘guts equals grace under pressure’
but Tom Clark says
                          (Code of the West)
‘pleasure is never mentioned’.

                                       amid this goonery
I should mention it more often:

                                It should be a slow process
fitting into this new place
(I’m astounded still that I seem to regret nothing)

two men, duck walking
carrying a third, stiff as a plank
and bug-eyed, on the bar mural

industrial coffee

                              this tribe are
theatre types,
a genus I find a bit alien
                                 though I loved it
(theatre) in youth, went to La Mama weekly, almost
(though terrified of the new theatre types
who would crawl towards you across the floor

 

 



   

    

 


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