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"i am one drop / many..." - two poems by Home Hayward

artwork: Naomi Gennery


i am bleached flesh

beached whale

bleeding profusely

from deep in our gut

i am one drop / many

severed stranded spilling

grief far from home

our harpoon ruptured body

empties onto the land

as gazing tourists

try to decide what

i am



what is home when

it is outside waiting

what is home if

not my name

a name warm lush

a name home

an apparition

a suitcase

pack myself up and

go home is never

outside waiting when

you are home

Home Hayward

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