This poem is taken from Stand 219, 16(3) August - September 2018.

Jennie Feldman Seven Poems
Massalia

  Wide-bellied wreck
besotted with sea, far-

off Phocaea barnacled
  on these timbers

  ploughing west low
with wine, olives, a priestess

  loaned by Artemis
rounding the headland

  unsunk amphorae
lugged ashore and so
        it begins.

          ยง

Hermes lodges me four floors up, hangs
divine blues over the Vieux Port, says
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