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Mary Morstan Female, 54, New Zealand (6/12/2013 5:42:00 AM)

CAUL

I was wrapped in mine
On arrival, and it hit me,
The orange undersea light
Of the day of birth.

I was safe, though,
Unafraid of drowning
In the strange, new element
I had dropped into,

A man in a bathyscape
Of throwaway skin,
Old veins, post-natal,
Making his way in the world.

Some spoke of greatness,
Others of safety at sea.
Of the lying-in ward
Three pillars remain

And a great emotion.
Mother, am I beloved,
Or who else wears it now,
My dried skin cap,

For luck, on another ocean?

By Harry Clifton

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  • Lamont Palmer (6/14/2013 3:08:00 PM) Post reply

    I like Clifton's work. The Europeans haven't forgotten how to write poetry. -LP

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