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Marian Webb
7th June 2013, 11:50 PM
*************************** struts
on the steel sill.

Claws clatter.* Its little bill
knocks the pane.

My clockwork keeps a rhythm,
beware the scare.

How humble this hard row.
Voices shatter

the pigeon clamour.
I've made a nest for them

a crown of twigs in
the enamel litter bin.

Every creature
loves a place to stay.

Wood-borers whittle fistulae
in the ledge where the husks rest.

The wind twists.
My pretty hearth is dry.

I winnow the brittle
endocarp of my pome.

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