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Apr
10

Highly Commended at Laura Literary Awards

Had a little surprise in the mail today, receiving notification that I’d won Highly Commended in the CJ Dennis Open Category at the Laura Literary Awards with my poem “Loss”. And here it is…

Loss

Through every opened window
there is only heaviness for lost breath
here, in the blanched part of Saturday
where you can’t remember when weight
became the curator, or how it feels
for there to be nothing left to wait for
when on every surface sleeps the name
you carve deeper by stroke, and even now,
when you spell it out hard with the thick
part of your tongue, days punch neat
like pop rivets through the full stops and
each of the other endings you devise
and still, you’re listless inside day silence
turning your heart over and over; letting
the pulp of love bleed soft in your hands.

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