This poem is taken from Stand 216, 15(4) December 2017 - February 2018.

Vahni Capildeo Two Poems
Charlotte Street  
this is not to say
she’s like a fish
she isn’t   you’ll think
i’ve said that she
is   like a fish
   the finding of her
filleted corpse
curled frozen in the
upstairs storage of
the popular shop
might put you off sole,
plaice, and surgical
procedures, yes,
even those paid for
   i think no women
are like fish   you will
remember that street

please   for its market
stalls, innocence of
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