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'Cyndi Lauper', a new poem by Michael Hofmann

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December 2018, no. 407

'Cyndi Lauper', a new poem by Michael Hofmann

Reviewed by
December 2018, no. 407

June 22

And many happy returns of the day to Cyndi Lauper, 65,
once said to ‘dress funny’ and her voice likened to ‘rat’ (or ‘rat’s’),
singing the song ‘Money changes everything’, like a coarsened Bowie,
and to the nameless, ageless rat featherbedded in a mysteriously malfunctioning
Indian ATM machine in over a million mostly shredded rupees.

Michael Hofmann

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