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Jan Mayen

by Mandy Haggith

Don’t worry. When our voices and engines have gone
fulmars will mend the gash we made.
Their beaks will sew the sea back together
with a million copepod stitches.

And then there will just be waves,
endlessly asking the same question,
stones and black sands
giving a different answer every time.

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