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Verge 2013: Becoming


Hannah Clinton

Some memories smell of plastic farm animals.

On the floral carpet you can

feel the bump and weave of coloured petals and leaves.

Lying on your back

the synthetic flowers push you upwards;

a graphic designer’s idea of a wildflower

meadow is –

On the ceiling

the flowers are reflected in marble clouds

whipped like dry mashed potato, like the

hair on her head. Stiff-peaked waves;

smoothed out bedsheets;

a shelf the right size to hold

         everything you need.

Verge 2013: Becoming

   by Peter Dawncy and Camille Eckhaus