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Maggie Sawkins

Sounds like a place that once

was torched


by the breath of a god,


but more likely it was built

on a field of corn,


this building with high red walls


where you’ve finally

been netted.


My mutant butterfly,

when I come to visit


they search my mouth.

From Magma No. 36, Winter 2006

Maggie Sawkins lives in Southsea where she runs Tongues and Grooves poetry and music nights. Her pamphlet, Charcot’s Pet, is published by Flarestack.