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The Boy on the Capstan

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It’s Kandinsky weather: see the boy on the capstan

His telescope shrieking as it dashes against boulders

He never went much for rivers

Rivers know regret, remorse in their intention

Rivers know memory and mourning

He preferred this harbour, rippled with angst


Spy gulls, meandering through tall ship masts

Harbours know somewhere we don’t

Spy mackerel, glinting from the quayside

Harbours know abundance

Search for a friend, a foe, and watch

All his history emptying into the seasons


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