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By ER de Siqueira

dialogue with ‘Espalier’ by Laura Scott


whose idea it was
to rip off the leaf

of a twig like this
at eye level


and forget it
inside poetry?


a crumpled flower
locked in between pages

dodging from bookworms
so thin 


nearly wafer
a bookmark


blurring the metaphor
between a verse and a kiss.

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