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the madrigal, volume iv

Puffin Hill

by declan coles

Oh land of plastic swans
who snuck across the Solent as we slept,
could you release two secrets fondly kept?

Oh mirror world
whose clouds and ours collide and intertwine,
are you the place they whisper 'Please be mine'?

May your upside downs
shake logic loose, then summon in its stead
a happy rush of blood to stubborn heads.

Declan Coles was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He currently is a student of History and English at the University College Dublin. 

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