The song of the Plovers:

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A song for this poem: Youth by Daughter from the film A Long Way Down


Everything was tender now, everything,

The song of the night time Plovers,

Kicked things up an extra notch,

She noted the heightened sense of awareness,

“Ah, I’m almost dead now,” she reassures herself,

She’s so sure of it,

She strokes her stomach, her breast, her throat,

For the last time,

This body, that holds the scars,

From her daddy, who gave her the curse …

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