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  • Writer's pictureCurtis Ackie


prickle the thorny skin

a sum in shattered soul parts

for the shriekers on the horizon

grim hysterical penance

inner pleated fold in time

foul and turning at the edges

it is here where I learned

to see round corners

between squinted long lashes

peered into the deep

took flight and gripped tight

to the spell sweeping handle

© Curtis Ackie 2022

Ithell Colquhoun, Attributes of the Moon (1947)


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