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Maxine Kumin


Poems of Maxine Kumin

1. In the Park 1/20/2003
2. Purgatory 1/20/2003
3. The Hermit Goes Up Attic 1/20/2003
4. Woodchucks 1/20/2003

Woodchucks

Gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out right.
The knockout bomb from the Feed and Grain Exchange
was featured as merciful, quick at the bone
and the case we had against them was airtight,
both exits shoehorned shut with puddingstone,
but they had a sub-sub-basement out of range.

Next morning they turned up again, no worse
for the cyanide than we for our cigarettes

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