Setting the Table (by Don McKay)

Original Text: 
Don McKay, Camber: Selected Poems, 1983-2000 (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2004). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2005 Canadian Shortlist).
11. Knife
2who comes to the table fresh
3from killing the pig, edge
4of edges,
5entry into zip.
6    Knife
7who can swim as its secret
8through the dialogue or glimmer
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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