This poem is taken from Stand 223, 17(3) September - November 2019.

Ian Dieffenthaller Poem
Natural histories

40 sunny years then exiled to this northern room, my
clock is losing time. But that’s ok, it isn’t my time.
400 people murdered in a year, or thereabouts, but most because
of gangs and drugs, so that’s ok, which leaves a brace of proper
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