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 Well—
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
 and—
dreams are not a bad thing.


CANTHARA

The old black-man showed me
how he had been shocked
in his youth
by six women, dancing
a set-dance, stark naked below
the skirts raised round
their breasts:
 bellies flung forward
knees flying!
 —while
his gestures, against the
tiled wall of the dingy bath-room,
swished with ecstasy to
the familiar music of his old emotion.


MUJER

Oh, black Persian cat!
Was not your life
already cursed with offspring?

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