The Horrified Poet, by Ceinwen Elizabeth Cariad Haydon

she hollows out

her creative verve once floated words
voiced waves to lap on others’ shores
messages bottled
with love’s desire to reach and know

now her vigour     leaks     away
passes through membranes
by osmosis
into the fouled fetid alt-right sea

she/fears/she/will/be/swallowed
alive              and silenced

to death

in shock
a jolt
a sudden surge of fury

her emptiness is not complete
currents build beyond herself
and sweep her clear
of weakness

she will join
with sisters and brothers

clean swathes of forest air and ocean waters
where all might breathe and swim

s/he   they   will break away      from apathy

like new-born Amazons defeat the spawn
of Bolsonaro, Trump and all their Klu Klux kin

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