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Sport 42: 2014

From Loch Fyne with love

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From Loch Fyne with love

You have two faces and no guts
but you are strong under the armpits.
Mr Prettyman, you use your long kipper nose
to peep over your shoulder. Your eyes
hold the dram against the sun.

Herring-monger, you are a kipper nut
smoking your splits, butterflied
along the dorsal ridge.

You send these russet flattened fish
out across the seas—shrink-wrapped
with a flower of butter.