Volume LII Number 4
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blooms of unsettled dust fall on pale faces
shadows drawn in blank sockets.
though all is cold and still
the fan plays another revolution
blue light highlights the epitome of lost expression.
click whirr, click whirr
we are still, we are broken.
Let the lights go out
let the fan be still.
The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001 - 2010
edited by Les Murray