This is the house
and Wade enlarged
These are the girls housed in the school
which Gammell bought
and here the mystic grounds.
One girl spoons jam
in the pouches of raspberry cheeks
One puts a knotted pair
of gym shoes on the table her cell of young women eats off.
One with the long-staying patience of a tuning-fork
scythe, shaped like a young moon. To harvest with.
She imagines children, yet there’s work; the song-bird will flutter
through dark branched by these oaks. She falters in
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