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Poem introduction

Some new work to begin with. This poem is from ‘Inhuman Triumphs’, a series in which the poet turns into various non-human or inanimate objects; these things all fall unsuitably in love with other objects.

Inhuman Triumphs

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it was a small snail
on a rainy day
it was a small snail
a petal vertex
it was a small snail
nestled ascendant
the heart of a rose
an apricot rose
and for a small snail
on a rainy day
the sea was beating
about my heart; O
love, beating about
my green heart of hearts


unpublished poem, © Vahni Capildeo 2013, used by permission of the author

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