Poem introduction

In 2004 I stayed in a hotel in Copenhagen for a weekend, and the emergency sign on the wall - in almost-perfect English - went, "The fire alarm sound - colon - is given as a howling sound. Do not use the lifts." and I wrote this down thinking it was faintly amusing, and that I might do something with it. And then I wrote a poem which took a different direction entirely.

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