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Patrick Maddock is a former Hennessy Poetry Winner whose poems have appeared in various magazines in England and Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dazzle

 

The greenfinch is dead.

The body is warm

but see how the neck fails,

slumps into the chest.

 

So many paths

and it took the one

to the room we’d planned

to allow in more sun.

 

Should we whistle

a crowd of window birds

and slice them into silhouettes

numerous enough to block the light

 

make a house so safe,

nothing dazzles a finch in flight?

 

 

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