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Ship's Radio

Another glorious day aboard the Argo

Joseph amidships skinning up sniffs
his pores open

Ship’s Radio sings in Gold of Love
and the hero agrees.

Pad-pad pad-pause
Ship’s Cat smells
the smell of a woman
winning at cards and other things

Pads on, and curls up on something shiny
down in the hold.

Day dawns, and it's raining over the Argo again
Slanted voices are backing Radio Blue
What in hell does he think he is doing?

Joseph has started another novel
Mutiny, pad-pause

 

[Katy Price teaches English and Writing at Anglia Ruskin University. She is writing a book about astronomy in William Empsons's love poetry. She writes poetry and is studying creative music technology.]

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