Portrait: Homeless Daughter: ‘Sophie’ Aged Seven
Youth blown away. Like a breath to dust or ash, the daughter exists no more. She is bruised calcium on a rim of nail; a scratch and fracture inside a bag of skin; an unnoticed bundle hidden in slick foetal curves of blankets and doorways. Tears well in the viridian stardust of her eyes. The rings of her orbital socket lined with the London grime of neglect…
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