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

Moyra Tourlamain Five Reels
From Occipital Outcome

Reel 1

                   string-tied tramps close up
                   growling bottle mouths
                   dirty sacking finger
                   prints slip on the wet lips
                   of words I know the names
                   of the days whisper
                   Monday Tuesday Wednesday
                   full of woe
                   Wednesday, Tuesday,
                   Monday fair of face value

From up here on the terrace
the eye takes in
a cockshift combine
harvester aided by hillside levelling
technology and bale deflectors
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