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Iain Britton


Two by Two


Visionaries



walk two by two

as far as the front door

first along the passageway

then to the verandah



we scan the horizon for lost horses.




                         Heads and hearts

crowned rulers of

                         clear-air turbulence

go with the shades
across paddocks
written in sheep.


The city


reshapes itself.


For the health of my imagination
I close

                         my eyes


and focus on a single-digit number.


Inner Sprung



Is this hollowed peeled-back bone



permanent?




I surface
where                            no sun is



where pluralities
of



energy


inner sprung                clip on







in intimacy.



Reincarnation


Not that I asked



for it




but
already



the transformation


the packed blob


of my consciousness





fits the skull.




Iain Britton has poetry recently published or forthcoming in such magazines as Ambit, Agenda, Stand, The Stride Magazine, The Warwick Review, Wolf Magazine, Succour, Mimesis, Magma, Nthposition, Blackbox Manifold (UK), Harvard Review, Drunken Boat, Slope, Fulcrum (US), The NZ Listener, Poetry NZ, Jacket, Cordite, Otoliths, Heat, Southerly, Meanjin, Island and Harvest Magazine (Aust).

His website can be found here.

 
 
 
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