These X rays prove what we probably knew, my lady,my love. Namely, the heart is a muscle for pumping blood,but there in the cage of your ribs is a dove, unsparinglywhite, turning its head to this wavelength of light.—Simon Armitage, “Columba”Photography Credit Jackie Young

These X rays prove what we probably knew, my lady,
my love. Namely, the heart is a muscle for pumping blood,
but there in the cage of your ribs is a dove, unsparingly
white, turning its head to this wavelength of light.

Simon Armitage, “Columba”
Photography Credit Jackie Young

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