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Truth Tapes

Elaine Baker

Know that yes, he will indeed

turn the screws on you,

attempt to maim your mortally ascendant

birds. They will be pierced,

taken down by drones and remote pilots.

Forget your truth. It will be shattered

like wings.


Commissioned by the National Poetry Library as part of Constructing Spaces. In partnership with graduates of the Poetry School’s MA in Writing Poetry.