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Leigh Davis

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where he's representative, columnar,
      the sheets the headlines turned,
             blocking, the breaks reinserted
the accustomed hand of the editor
rearranging at dinner making
      reviews set well, billow, if it's
possible, any verb kicking off
chains just when he thought
      taper now, switch disciplines. When you
look at Willy he's unassuming
a casual arced wetback some
            distance off the peninsula and -
you turn, placid, motionless
for a moment, into the newspaper,



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