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Poem 311: Fifty Two

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Fifty Two

art in right arm

leg break to take wicket

opponent never hurt but imprisoned

a man of magic

life is a game

hit sixes

take wickets

a great wicket taker

six hitters back to pavilion

success flowing like sparkling white wine

filling stomach

wetting hair

bathing body

separation from wife

three children

dope test

a question of career

women after women

charity work with open heart

paying tribute to fellow worker

sudden attack

end of art

end of game

beer cigarette meat at funeral


green for youthfulness

blue for aristocracy

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