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A portrait of our times as peat


A portrait of our times as peat

Rain upon rain tilthed loam,
levelled to pudding black lake,
a dark carboniferous hag
of uncertain depth and liquidity.
Too far for giant leaping.

Is there a submarine step
sunk safe a pace ahead?
Perhaps – there often is, or

so they say.




57% by mass*

57% by Mass

Loch Earn, August 2013

(Heliopause 3)

Water yearns for flux.
Hesitant tarns
Squat in isolation
Until wind-fetched
And stirred to chop.

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