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The Jewish question hangs between us
I note the flinch in the eyes.
But do not understand why.

Perhaps it is the imagined assumption
that she might rise as smoke: too.

And so we back-peddle, for the brake.
And, talk of semi-colons
and grammatical Latinate imposition.

As if the bundled faggots of law
might extricate, an ill judged word.

How careful all speech must be
when thoughts are crimes, not invitation.

◄ What You Won't Read in the Guardian

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Mon 29th Feb 2016 13:45

Captivating thoughts here Jeremy. I like the use of faggots with smoke , a thought pattern as if under threat.
It almost feels that any mention of racial origins is immediately risky. What changes?
Can I just say I think peddle should read pedal, with respect.


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