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Carl Griffin 71

Carl Griffin

even the landlocked

Opposed to the algal body
of seaweed, its leafy ruse,
flotation organs, splash
of brackish water, I was born
with a throat of hawthorn 

so wade this grass
for my voyage of the briny
and sail among nature’s
landlocked condensed vapour.
No one has drowned in dew.

Carl Griffin is from South Wales. His first collection of poetry, Throat of Hawthorn, was the joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2018, and will be published later this year by Indigo Dreams Publishing.