Shutter Speed

The city, mostly empty, a church during prayer time,
gets into a fight with a stray dog.

In my neighbourhood, two little girls deliver firearms;
tangled ribbons caught between the traffic wheels.

Holding a poetry book, a beggar
listens to the tower-block bells.

Without passengers, the last bus to Ithaca
leaves the abandoned depot.

One stone talks to another.


Maria Stadnicka
Illustration nick victor

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2 Responses to Shutter Speed

    1. Exquisite!

      Comment by Sofia Kioroglou on 19 May, 2017 at 11:41 am
    2. Thank you, Sofia. I would be particularly interested in finding out your point of view around this text.

      Comment by Maria Stadnicka on 20 May, 2017 at 8:23 am

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