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Stow stay stow stay: 4

Anna Jackson

The family cuts into me
like cutlery,

but I'll take them
with me this time.

All the creeks under the plane
shine like melted pewter

running over the grass,
but not running,

not like mercury,
poisonous and rolling rapidly,

not running but runnelling.
Soothingly static,

like the flight despite
the restlessness of the children

beside me.
And now the country crumples,

a country
a counterpane
a country
a counterpane

looking like the beds
I can hardly wait

to get us
in to.


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