Morgan Downie

Morgan Downie’s farfalle is elegant and timeless, as good poetry should be. The fourth Stanza is synonymous with wreckage and secrets.

Writers for Calais Refugees


migration season
the trade winds turn
blowing north

up across
the blue eye’d

that middle passage
whose depths are
seeded with bones

ship graves
their hulls stream
with tidal veils

as on rescue boats
uniformed sailors oil
their gun sights

a closed
blue door
to meet them

the old greeting
for returning

Previously published by New Boots and Pantisocracy

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