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First

Gerry McGrath

    The consensus is you are reading
    or were that day
    the camera snapped you
 
    in your half-world, a mothy flicker
    evoking open-mouthed wonder in ours.
 
    Whisper it through the walls, wee yin.
    We have forgotten.
 
    The secrets heard
    when gravity first pulls
    on the silvery shadow.
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