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Follow this one home, there’s hop on his breath / the sour sniff of salted soil. A slow proud ship that veers from North he slips into the verge, and dies / hazard lights beat / metronome. You once saw a sheep like this; gaping mouth drying out, the body pulped to grass and stone. Something touches his temple / hallowed grey-matter shrine, reverberates down neural pylons, synapse bites / hollows the eyes / severs his connections /

Catriona McLean