DAY ONE HUNDRED AND THREE – Morgan Downie

farfalla

migration season
the trade winds turn
blowing north
up across
the blue eye’d
mediterranean
that middle passage
whose depths are
seeded with bones
ship graves,
their hulls stream
with tidal veils
as on rescue boats
uniformed sailors oil
their gun sights
a closed
blue door
to meet them
the old greeting
for returning
ghosts

 

 

Morgan Downie is an artist, poet and short story writer. ‘farfalla’ is part of a chapbook-length collection that combines his interest in invertebrates and language. His collection stoneandsea is available from Calder Wood Press.

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