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Poisoned with nails

Rachael’s Mum slips down between the cracks of the pavement, melting like paper in the rain. She is a minefield poisoned with nails. The doctor can’t control her with drugs so she uses her wit like a crowbar to open … Continue reading

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Tied Hands

Eczema drawstring round the wrist. Strangling softness vacuum dry. Peel and smelling of lotions rubbed on. Red itch. A strap of concrete and lime. White scaled to the back of her hand. Veins to mole full stop. Exclamation mark. Fingers … Continue reading

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