Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Silver Pendant

Silver Pendant   1 Fallen   A simple pendant, a small unchained ornament— how far it’s fallen from a woman’s slender neck onto the road embankment.     2 Assumption   Irrationally I assume some Asian girl lost the silver Chinese-character pendant glinting in the gravel-stones.     3 Lost   Below the hollow below the throat, on the skin above the breathing— that’s where it used to dangle, the tarnished pendant I found.   Andrew Lansdown

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