March 2024

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By Paul Dawson


myocardial infarction  

                        sounds like 

a bird of trespass in a nested                                         

                        the weft of a warped  

triptych of threaded twigs / scientific 

            name for shortsighted sugar-  

                                                sipper / murmurs  

that breasted  

                        throat a feathered  

            twist                a float 

                                                            a stroke  

            of light / a vote 

                                    for life 

sirencall deathknell clatterbell surgepull wingbank clutch the  


                                                            trilled full 

patter patter the leaves  

            mycardigan my cardinal my oh           

                                                fractions of a second 

                                                            here     still