Telegram – September 24th 1917
|THE KING AND|
. . . . . .
|KEEPER OF THE PURSE|
C. or B.
Delivery and Charges
. . . . . . . . . . .
= 95.FRESHFORD RD BTON =
. . . . . Paid out
. . . . . Collected
O S S
IN YOUR SORROW
. . . . . SYMPATHY
YOU AND THE
. . . THE DEATH
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How you feasted on nature programmes, Amma-ji,
took your bed travelling
to the fierce expanses of Antarctica.
The Emperor penguin on his egg: if it broke
we’d watch him warm a smooth, round rock instead.
Now they tell us you’ve been dead all week –
that your lips twitch from intubation,
your fingers grip mine out of ancestral habit.
I tell them: go, let me incubate my rock.
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