Poems

Alamgir Hashmi: ‘The Skies over Wuhan Twitter On So’

The Skies over Wuhan Twitter On So The skies over Wuhan twitter on so, sandpipers circle up here, settle again ashore. Herons fly back to the bounteous pools and eddies of this full river; water’s still-cold edge tells the fish position. They touch down ever so lightly poised to snatch a meal, and dig in with their sharp bills. All happens in plain surface-light that rotates time, afloat where the ships are offloading sleepy crews, tins of food, medicines, future wares. Across the first bridge, local spring figures the short and sweet sense of things after her dead have been…

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