Monday's poem

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By Poppy Haynes

Between our names
you draw an
ampersand.

It is a careful knot.
Is this how you tied
your shoelaces
when you were small?

over & under & loop together

I learn about the ampersand -
it is a ligature, the ancient fusing of e & t
inky lacing of 'you' & 'me'

'We'

We make ampersands
with linked arms,
with our hands
palm against palm

knitting together like new bones

Poppy Haynes is a postgraduate student at the University of Otago.

 

 

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