The Loaf (by Paul Muldoon)

Original Text: 
Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the 2003 International Shortlist).
1When I put my finger to the hole they've cut for a dimmer
2    switch
3in a wall of plaster stiffened with horsehair
4it seems I've scratched a two-hundred-year-old itch
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011