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Grace Wells
Publisher
Dedalus Press
Price
€12.50
ISBN
9781910251126


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Equinox

Sometimes you have to be at the equinox before
the harvest comes in,

night equals day on every parallel, you
finally balance dark with light.

Mother-of-pearl sky stretches
above mother-of-pearl ocean,

and your children reap results, licences, they
cross the thresholds out of childhood.

You can't decide what scent to wear as you
move into the future,

and this man that you have always forbidden
yourself to look in the eye,

you may touch him now, he may touch you.