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North Coast Hotel

Mervyn Morris

the lovely pregnant lady
leaning on the disco bar
lets dancehall flow
through her

an elegant
black patrician
breaking out

before her man
a chunky brother
decorously sipping wine

while she is moving
like a native to the bass
teaching the child
dancehall
Taken from 'I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems'...
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