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Sinead Morrissey

What do you think when you see a m‚chť vagina
Being rammed with a penis as broad as a battering ram
So that children disguised as elements shriek with joy?

You think: we are disembodied, while the moon herself has a body.
She is over by the beer-stands disguised as a man. One stagger and she'll trigger
The collapse of the dancers. The moon came to watch us and we all fell down.

Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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