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A Lollipop for E.P.

by Joshua Weiner

2 days ago

Stuck a Chupa Chup into the ground

Beside the grave of Ezra Pound

Then jumped aboard the vaporetto

To lose myself in the Jewish ghetto

Looking for the synagogue

That kept moving in the Venice fog

Like an apparition in the crowd

Where Jews were sometimes allowed.


Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry; his most recent book is “The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish.”  He lives in Washington, D.C.

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