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Author, poet, reader, sometime picture-taker.

And Other Rivers

A taste...

Flight

There are many ways to tame a bird

without first killing it.

Wing clipping, an old favourite. Leather ropes, coiled

around the reptilian ankle. Then there are leg-irons

the size of women’s rings Or, to go back to basics, twine.

The type they take birds to market with at the back of a scooter.

Strung feet up, eyes wide, wing bones sinking to the earth.

 

And from elsewhere, Samsui and After Word.