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Ice moon
Punches light
Through brittle
Smoked sky.

Nothing is revealed
By word or movement.

Body’s aching
All the time
(As the song says)
As the song.

City words.
Skinny,
Low-fat language.
No need for pause
Or repeat.
Socio-
Political,
A smatter of
Classical reference,
Footnotes,
Hand gesture,
Erudite,
Excusing
All manners of
Genocide.

Overplayed is
The well-suited
Dictionary.
The poet
Understudied.
The poet
Misunderstood.
Trope, trapped
And clich├ęd.

Time to sink
To anonymity,
Forgetting,
Forsaking this clamour
For another, yet another
Point of view,
Validation.

Worms wriggling
Upwards to
Drown in puddles.
Picked off by
Black birds
With golden
Beaks.

A
Metaphor
Too far
Perhaps.

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