‘White Bird’ by Jane Furness (1931-2020)

Moby Doll

goddess of lust
protector of ships
we took a walk
on the edge of a world

we were just passing through
collecting songs for our white doll
it was a forest ocean planet
pretty cool and hotter than a spar

sky trees and buried stars
world-islands of little cakes
hidden in an amulet
meadows and seas

trilobite fakes
repeat our dreams
to someone new
scum of the meteorites

your children are my children
your ancestors are my ancestors

Moby Doll was first published in Raceme #9 (2020)

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