This poem is taken from Stand 239, 21(3) September - November 2023.

Mike Farren In Arcadia Poulithra, Arcadia, Greece, 2007
A sixty or seventy-something man;
bald, with grey chest hair but muscled still,
          under sun-leathered skin.

He swims where the water’s barely
deep enough; I watch him – watch a world
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