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Manchester: Oxford Road Station

The moon crawls over the stars, a great snail that leaves its glistening trail in secret places. I break it in a puddle with my toe. The lovers unclasp stickily; they left the waiting room to grope in privacy. The signal swings up silently, the image in the puddle joins like mercury, and still the […]

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Condor

He rises, glides without a wing beat up another curve he just invented, bending the thin air to his purpose. He turns his head, forever watching, and his still standing in the airstream forces a fine music through each flight feather. Not that he cares. He lifts a wing tip, shoots off to the far […]

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Immanence

The blind valley’s full of mineshafts, sheep stamp in the roofless house, at every corner a bird flies off.   Each step disturbs the listening grass, the sun’s work on the worm cast, the beetle labouring in his universe.   Lichen writes on every cliff a lucid, undeciphered script; ferns tremble in the draught.   […]