This poem is taken from Stand 230, 19(2) June - July 2021.

S.P.S.P. Hannaway This or That or Any Other Thing
– Sky ladder
Of the outside, he can only see the sky.

– A ladder – up there.

Cooper blinks hard. He peers up, up through the high window, the narrow opening. He knuckles his thigh.

– Not real, he rasps.
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