Swallow

When someone I loved became tragically trapped in a post-stroke body after a catastrophic bleed on the brain.

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your voice
retreating
into
brainbleedbrambled
halfbody
thickened fluids sticky
food pulped
pumped silence

flight denied.

Jane Ayres rediscovered poetry late in life whilst studying for a Creative Writing MA in Kent at the age of 57. It's been a revelation!

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