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John Tranter

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE

It is heavy with the breath of bad images
it is more than you deserve it is easy
like a news lesson in Portuguese it has
a taste for racing alcohol and other
delicacies how lucky you are how lucky
or maybe it reads how disreputable and diseased
it is easy to read like a polka dot it is
madly in love like a silly kid good night

it cries and wastes away utterly
so trendy so paranoid and so infected
you are already sketching its obituary!
so remorseful so immense so damn evasive
while deep in the Mango Trench a team of anarchists
and so on how I love you how political
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FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE

It is heavy with the breath of bad images
it is more than you deserve it is easy
like a news lesson in Portuguese it has
a taste for racing alcohol and other
delicacies how lucky you are how lucky
or maybe it reads how disreputable and diseased
it is easy to read like a polka dot it is
madly in love like a silly kid good night

it cries and wastes away utterly
so trendy so paranoid and so infected
you are already sketching its obituary!
so remorseful so immense so damn evasive
while deep in the Mango Trench a team of anarchists
and so on how I love you how political

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE

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