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March 2009, vol 5 no 1

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Diana Webb



Firmament

Clad in grubby glow-in-the-dark jackets, men tuck into their early morning fry-ups under a glut of decorations; stuck on the window, suspended from the ceiling, draped over mirrors and several nineteenth century reproductions in glass-fronted frames.
A large star made of tinfoil rotates slowly.
The men hunch, focus on the tabloid headlines.
'Soap Star in Under Age Sex Scandal'

on Van Gogh's
Nuit Etoile sur le Rhone
shimmers

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