Letters | Such delicate | marks || From 26 letters, a whole world is made || Witness | their endless | assembly into | words, and the words | endlessly | assembling | meaning || 26 | coracles | little boats | bobbing | sailing | drifting | black upon an ocean | of white | silence || In the hold of one such boat | a whole ocean | is being slowly carried towards | land

Who can resist | the lure of the 26? | From such | simple components | mysterious worlds are born | and the magic of | transmitting senses | is so easily | achieved: | from ice-lollies, fresh out the freezer, an orange | paled by frost | to the fine | lines on the soles of the bare feet | of eight priestesses | in a temple of prophecy || you go, and I | can’t say | which letter | you’ll reach for | now, or where | it will begin | to take you

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from the series fleeting pixel (series of 1,000 poems, 2012–2016)

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