Poetry

This just one thing

John Dennison


Late, you don’t know the half, and at the end of the day I’m at it,
the tethered end: this selfreflexive, monographical effort. ‘[N]o
acceptable religious position that is not a reinforcement of human
responsibility'(Leavis on Eliot); well, the reality is; and of
course I’m banging on with the responsibility of it all, turn the
page, hit the space key again, hit control, and glory be but I
cannot sing myself clean, but hit return, control, hit the space
key. And the cleaner comes. In …

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