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Simon Perril

à Grand Hotel de L’Univers

Aden, 1880

in a life beyond the poem
lines are worn on the face
mercantile ideogram
or an abdication

abduction even, as storm-dappled
a raging mare with designs
nights the light blast-frozen

when you belong to colour
the rest of the spectrum
hounds you for the secret

bio-luminescent lyre
lodged in his digestive tract
and the mouth sealed
sarcophagus of burnished breath

swallow the book

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