This poem is taken from Stand 226, 18(2) June - August 2020.

Matti Spence Two Angles
Two Angles

And you
who study
the smooth

faces of graves
a swarm
of bees

above a phone
box the placement
of a bus

in the half
shadow
of the church

was your
work something
forced wonderful

sacredness
being at the fluid
heart of it?

The rows
of graves are
pleasing to
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