This poem is taken from Stand 236, 20(4) December 2022 - February 2023.

Serena Alagappan Two Poems
Late May

Late May suspects another ache, these days
thrum like clouds pregnant with rain. Scooping flesh
or cutting what makes it swell. What is left?

A corpse or two soft bodies damp? I tend
not to talk politics, religion, or
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