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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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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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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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Sword & spine

Jade Cuttle

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