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Eleutheromania by Julie Hogg

Eleutheromania by Julie Hogg

Image Above: Black Wings, James Morgan Williams, 2017

Eleutheromania by Julie Hogg

I’d been
looking long time,
before I was born, perhaps
that would be
impossible.

I know
the cut of it,
how it struts to the shore,
sheltered illicit
antecedents

overnight,
once or twice,
possibly a practice in all
the rigmarole of
competence.

Lifting a
wing to test salt
water in water out water
in, fresh as ice
wind in a

good way,
I had sought it
on a sound wave and never
fought shy of it,
sensed it,

a monody,
like a willed thing,
Easter was calling me, how
no bird can hurt
themselves 

really,
in ethereal
restless intelligence,
cataleptic simple
plan,

I’ll roll
black ruff around
the velodrome of this cliff,
off the shocking
yellow land,

falling and

            falling and

falling
in indomitability,
watch me, expire in ash,
the texture
of sand.

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Julie Hogg is a Poet published in many literary journals and magazines including Black Light Engine Room, Butcher’s Dog, Proletarian Poetry, StepAway Magazine and Well Versed. Featured in anthologies by Ek Zuban, Litmus, Zoomorphic and ‘Writing Motherhood’ from Seren, her debut pamphlet ‘Majuba Road’ is available from Vane Women Press.

James Morgan Williams is a mixed-media figurative artist, to see more of his work visit his website jamesmorganwilliams.com  

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