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Aria di Capo by Alex Jenkins

c/w: implied suicidal ideation



Under

a glowering sky


the clouds lower

their eyes


to the reach of sea

crusting the shore.


Under

a glowing sky


Salt grains embalming

tears collide and swell


brimming against

eyelids drooping


in the hectoring

sun which beats


the rhythm of

the waves.


Under

a gloating sky


They sang –

What you take


From us, you must

Return


No song can

Endure, unrepeated.


 

Alex Jenkins (he/him) is a writer and civil servant who lives in London and works on an increasingly cluttered kitchen table. He studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia and is a failed academic but a successful father. You can find him on Twitter @alexjenkinspoet.

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