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February 20, 2013
Posted at 3:34 pm
Updated: February 20, 2013 - 3:43 pm


I've changed my mind and posted Heritage. Two sixths of the poem are the same as "Beat Me." The last two lines are different, and they give the poem a somewhat darker cast. At the risk of making undue claims for my work, I also think they make it more psychologically interesting. I like both versions, and see no reason to choose between them. (I did the same thing with Polly Flinders.) You pay your money, you take your choice.