'Steady Fetters', a new poem by Emma Lew

 Drive one nail out with another,that’s our only hope.
We can’t live any more like birds on a branch,
because the murderous past never stops,
not even at night.
Every day we expect to be accused of unspeakable things and turned adrift.

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Emma Lew

Emma Lew

Emma Lew is the author of two volumes of poetry: The Wild Reply (Black Pepper, 1997) and Anything the Landlord Touches (Giramondo, 2002).

Published in October 2013 no. 355

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