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            [post_content] => He thinks
he's sharp
enough to
slice the
earth in
two when
he wields
the weapon
of his body
to the wind:
all sword
and spine,
he makes
a swipe at
the sunlight
but misses -
the soil
spatters out
a laugh as
it tugs this
restless
flame back
into its
place.

 

 

 

Answer: a blade of grass
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                    [content] => Jade Cuttle is a winner of the Young Poets Network 'No Man's Land' poetry challenge and the BBC Proms Poetry Competition. She won first prize in the Riddle Me This challenge on Young Poets Network. She is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010 and 2012.

Jade is also a BBC Introducing poetic-folk songwriter, fusing metaphor with melody in her debut album ‘Leaves & Lovers’, alongside being Poet-in-Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival and an Emerging Poetry Critic at Ledbury Poetry Festival. www.jadecuttle.com
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