Agent 5 is a sleeper agent.
By that I mean he’s a Russian citizen.
Or a citizen of the country I will
make his home in the book.

Agents 6 and 7 are his closest colleagues.
Sleepers, too, but 6 can speak Spanish.
He’s one of those men who knows
what to say or not say at a funeral.
The eulogy.

Agent 7, a female—
I wouldn’t want to have to fight her.
I will tell you more about her later.

Steve Langan

Poet Steve Langan is the author of Freezing, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, Meet Me at the Happy Bar, and What It Looks Like, How It Flies.

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