Literally Literary
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Literally Literary

No place for love

Photo by Cole Keister on Unsplash

“The child was declared dead at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, and the health ministry said she suffocated after inhaling tear gas.” Financial Times.

At any turning of any year
we confront an unholy nexus of fear,
solstice, equinox; apex or nadir.

We must ride a crest of darkness,
accept a drunkard’s kiss
as the sun squats toad-like on the far horizon.



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John E Marks

John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can