turbine 02

Turbine 02
Gregory Dally
Emily Dobson
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard
James Gardner
Chloe Gordon
Paula Harris
Chris House
Elizabeth Isichei
Andrew Johnston
Julie Leibrich
Anna Livesey
Robert McGonigal
Katherine Morice
Bridget Musters
Robin Naylor
Nic Newman
Naomi O'Connor
A. E. Rothman
Frances Samuel
Richard Smith
Catherine Vidler-Smith
Margaret Vos
Louise Wrightson

Julie Leibrich

Work by this Author:
   The Safety of Maps
   The Genealogist

The Genealogist

In Kirkapol, you dissect lichen in hope
of another clue, tease it from tombstones.

Meanwhile the clouds go wild and the crazy light
of Tiree is dancing on the backs of sheep.

You prise open books for the taking of names
steal the smallest print, prepared to go blind.

You do not notice the sun go out or the fields
turn brown, do not hear the rustling of small birds

in dark grass, disturbed by your ancestors
taking the coins off their eyes.

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