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1

Touch each chakra
in turn and say,


“Nothing shocks me.”


                2

Watching bombs fall
on Syria,

we feel serious,

occupied,

not preoccupied
as we were

previously.


                3

“Makes me end,
where I begun,”

wrote   John Donne,

turning love
into geometry.

Source: Poetry (December 2013)

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