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James McConalogue
Cypriot Noon Waves

Morning shoots a white sun into the sky
Grey mushroom crabs rattle through a rock pool
Feasting on a dead salami-sized eel
Brought to boil by the ten-thirty ocean;

By noon, ocean bed scales’ of quiet waves
Scuttle over lemon cheesecake shored stones
Like sea-swimming white coconut spiders
Leaping in lightness, refracted by shadows;

Witness to the night moon as mouflon’s sleep
From Khirokitia, from Mother Earth
From Nicocles, from Ptolemies to Romans
A tapioca crescent falls to the sea.

 

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