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Sonogram

Paul Muldoon

Only a few weeks ago, the sonogram of Jean's womb
resembled nothing so much
as a satellite map of Ireland:
now the image
is so well-defined we can make out not only a hand
but a thumb;
on the road to Spiddal, a woman hitching a ride;
a gladiator in his net, passing judgement on the crowd.
 
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"Sonogram" from The Annals of Chile. Copyright © 1994 by Paul Muldoon. Reprinted with the permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC.

 

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