This poem is taken from Stand 228, 18(4) December 2020 - February 2021.

Dana Alice Niamh How Easy It Is to Make a Ghost
Note – in addition to your own interpretations, please read ‘Daddy’ as: Keith Douglas; my father; your father; any subject as a father; the archetype of the father; the Patriarchy; masculinity;power;force

Meteorologists toss runes to the sea, haul tempest, isolation, cold, clearing circle to the west.
This is the first time Daddy’s been back to Omaha Beach in 76 years. Shifting dreamscape.
Buried, familiar, almost.

in eyam the world is shaking & closing around us, whispers & vinegar in the boundary stone
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