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Soundings

Fish inhabit the muzzles of the guns, corals encroach and in the surrounding sands garden eels like spotted, shy umbrella handles weave up and down in the dappled undertow. Below deck the octopus considers with human eyes and high round forehead the careless war’s drowned riches while offering affectionate tentacular embraces to certain tasty morsels […]

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“Is that really me?” you ask, humour finding a way through loss of memory. “I think so.” Unmistakably. Watching you, I wonder what is the essence of the self? Does death really unpick all? You cleverly conceal the moments when you quite forget who I am. I arrived too late to be woven in, yet […]

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Remission

  Everything stares back at me, nameless, grey and solitary. Nothing moves, can’t lift my arm, Speech dies on my leaden tongue. Meaning drains out of the world as if some frightful plug were pulled. I rest in my paralysis to conceal my helplessness, a moment of absolute stasis, but I dare not stay like […]