Poetry

from Stroke Poems

Halved                                is a body left behind   a slow arm fitted       with a basic hand               words cased                       in trembling  Life divides                   like AD and BC   A brilliant twin              keeps beside me Reading Aloud Each syllable locked in an opaque shell Each word to be jigsawed, parcelled, stamped in a wink or flash of the tongue Like America sometimes I trick the iambs or guessmudge my way clear Warning Its laws are magic, alogic, magnifying each itch and spark. A cough could snap the neck. A fall might be forever. In the dark superstitions gather. Return to…

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