In Kabul I didn’t want to hurt the girl –

I was helpless in the hard man’s hand.

I am the hidden backrest of the earth
and will support her til I smelt in the sun.

Build your holy circle
and your house with me –

Brendan built a jolly one in Dingle
with stones like elephant feet.

But don’t throw me at anyone,
please –

I was never meant
to take the place of your heart.
Gabriel Millar
Illustration Nick Victor

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