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Blasted; 200 x 150 cm, oil on canvas; 2011

Skylight

The day you came in from the cold

The ice followed you

And frilled the windows

Chased down the crescent of the moon

Made snowdrops of your eyelids

So you could not see

Dover in the gloom

Not the sky light,

Blossoming across the room.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave