Poems

Luke Whitington: ‘A chunk of heaven’

A chunk of heaven The city emerging felt like St Petersburg’s extension into a better history.                                   —J. Brodsky A chunk of heaven dropped to earth Infinity plunged to its knees in the sea And here comes the blow-in—for goodness sake, me— Abashed, lost in Italian, traipsing through A dreamy melodrama of views, the sky courageous Drifting on fire, the air drenched In flavours of seaweed, the sky changing its mind Dusk falling like a cloak over precipitous architecture Echoes of footsteps, loss of direction This is not your home, where are your normal coordinates? The water now a sliding…

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