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April 4, 2015 by · No comments

Alice Jennings

Photo: Geraint Rowland
wishing for years
to stay young
I am old now
the white lily is wilting
I am wilting too
watching him eat sardines
the oily smell, the sucking sound
I think about death
like plankton being filtered
through a sardine’s gills

“Passages” first appeared in In Other Words- Merida, March 2012

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