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26th Jan17

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Acumen
London Grip
NAWE
Michael Dylan Welch – haiku & more
Oversteps Books
Torriano Meeting House
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ppf shop online …
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(& in Christmas Set)

 

and shop elsewhere…
collections –
 
“Degrees of Twilight”
The London Magazine;
 
“Santi Clandestini – Undercover Saints”
Ward Wood Publishing;
 
“Ally Pally Prison Camp”
Oversteps Books;
 
“petite”
Hearing Eye;
 
“Lipstick”
Greenwich Exchange;
 
pamphlet –
“Qunitana Roo”
Acumen
 

 

 

 

Meltwater

My time is coming, smell it on the wind
watch raindrops winnowing down glass
 
touch ice-cube to your lips and tongue
feel the cool chemistry of meltwater
 
see me submerge fields and swallow crops
spill out of wells to infiltrate your graves
 
raising the dead; firm ground will swamp
to ooze and squelch and slip, mud-symphony
 
hear gurgles, trickles, runnels in your sleep
reach for the drifting flotsam of your dreams
 
sweep river-sludge and sewage from the rug
swell my boundaries with your salt tears;
 
heave seas, wide breaths to rear up hills
waves come to claim their lost inheritance
 
listen to the future: rain-rocked, lake-like
nothing divides the waters from the waters.
 

Maggie Butt

in collection, Degrees of Twilight, 2015,
The London Magazine Editions, ISBN 978-0-9926061-5-2