The Audit

Fiona Lynch
Monday, 22 February 2021

Commissioning deities:                   Aphrodite, Adonis, Gaia, Venus

Topic:                                                Beauty

Scope:                                               Internal audit

Auditor name:                                 Φαιδρα (Phaedra)

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John Hawke
Monday, 22 February 2021

This is one of the times you won’t remember.
You are lying side by side with your father

as the radio murmurs, a ghost wind shifting
from magnet to magnet that does not ...

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A Poetics of Fo(u)rgetting

Sara M. Saleh
Wednesday, 27 January 2021

I forget tradition, a tray of sticky dates passed around the kitchen table, bismillah
in our mouths before we ravenously break the dusk, chew and spit back the pits. Ma ladling
lumpy lentil soup, abandonment pouched in her long sleeves, an old injury she does not
stop pressing. How are we still here? Made of garlic breath, violent affection, arrears.

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'Early Morning at the Mercy' a poem by Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

This six a.m. moment
in the cool-blue cool
of early morning
is not eternal.

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'Galleria' a poem by Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

I’ve been trying to place love
in the exhibit for inspection
but there are fees to be perfected.

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Gig Ryan
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Where are my bay leaves and charms, my bowl with crimson flowers
while he inexorable
has gone from my bed like a dress
Distance: spells of fire wreathe you ...

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The Slaughter

Judith Beveridge
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

We bent the camels’ legs back at the knees
and bound them with rope, then we tethered them
to a tree and left them in the scorching heat.
The whole camp aromatic with onion, cardamom ...

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David McCooey
Thursday, 22 October 2020

God, the lonely father,
shuffles through the
corridors of heaven,
haunted by angels –
memories of desire,
the source of nostalgia.

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My Compliment Is Not A Tulip

Luke Beesley
Thursday, 22 October 2020

- What type of truck?
- A fire truck.

The taper of a cup
sitting pretty in a circle –

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Portraits of the Future

Judith Bishop
Thursday, 22 October 2020

Look, said the sonographer, your sister says hello!
A black photo
where the future rival sucks a thumb-to-be.
Never in all history
was such a portent visible
without a guiding star ...

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