Lampedusa Cross by Clive Dee

His last curated object

seafruit of a Lampedusa shore

ship wood soaked in sorrow

paint and nails and loss

repurposed by a carpenter

powerless and lost

his tools and art have spoken

at this relic tears have fallen

the very wood of all failed crossings


Clive Dee is a poet and freelance software engineer. Formerly an Anglican Priest who lost his personal faith along the way. Clive lives near the Malvern Hills in the west of Britain and treasures the edges. His poetry has been published on “The Screech Owl” and “Three Drops from a Cauldron” and he performs regularly at spoken word events.

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