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Chris McCabe (b. 1977) is a widely-published poet and Joint Librarian of the Poetry Library in...
# 1,336: 1938
it is 1938.
the england football team have just saluted the nazi leadership before a match in berlin.
it was suggested by the chief of the F.A. & - being working class - the impassioned elbows automaticed as window wipes.
mickey mouse has subtly softened from the sharp-toothed, brawny, violent creature he was before, to a provider: offering escapism through magic & nature looped to the lymph-nodes of classical music.
from now on - until the advent of punk - there will be far less for the working class to associate with.
from The Hutton Inquiry (Salt, 2005), © Chris McCabe 2005, used by permission of the author and the publisher.
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