Arrhythmic

By Geoffrey Aitken
Mark Palmer

human resilience
confounds,
offsets comic hopelessness
where unworldly conditions
remain under-reported
and sees survival instinct
rebirth,
on the distraction
of a single
raindrop’s pat.

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