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ISSSUE THREE: A TURN OF THE SUN
Karen Hodgson Pryce

Karen Hodgson Pryce

The Flung

A blizzard of seed
is anguished
from the trees.

Inchoate
confetti
in a living amnion.

Winged apostrophe
in possession of nowhere:
the world’s brood, being.

Purpose to chaos
for those on sturdy soil:
this is a numbers game.

Some will tack
to the larder
of a spider’s lace.

Buoyancy in embranglement.

Some lodge
in the sweet noxious
hem of a laundry line.

Settling
in a pocket of time
on the narrowest ledge.
Or
the deepest spine of a book
that opens years hence

to the story of a storm
that hurled its young wherever
Karen Hodgson-Pryce
Karen Hodgson Pryce

Karen Hodgson Pryce lives in Aviemore, Scotland. Her poetry is in Mslexia, Lighthouse, Northwords Now, Butcher’s Dog and Ink, Sweat & Tears as well as numerous anthologies including the upcoming Federation of Writers’ Scotland Anthology, 2024.