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We have made it clear
We have made it abundantly clear
We have always made it clear
We are continuing to make it clear
We are perfectly clear that we have made it clear
We are making it as clear now as we did then
Because, of course, it is clear
Clearness being our clear purpose
It being abundantly clear that it has always been our clear purpose
As we are making perfectly clear
This is us making it clear
Is that clear enough for you?
Is that clear?
Copyright 2016 George Szirtes. Published by permission of the author.
George Szirtes is a poet and translator. He was born in Budapest in 1948, and came to England with his family after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. His collection Reel won the TS Eliot prize in 2004; his recent books include the poetry collection Bad Machine.