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Winter Festival

Sinead Morrissey

They'll padlock themselves with sake against the cold.
They'll bandage their loins. They'll straddle a drum on its side
Made from pulled skin and the sign of an upright swastika

And they'll move on a sea of bare men's shoulders, tall as trees,
Banging only when the silence has become unendurable.
In the alley there's a pyramid of bright flesh and lanterns, refusing to be born.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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