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Auto- by AM Ringwalt

I begin with a drone.


I begin with the reflection of my face as I sing to the framed photo of a volcano erupting.

I begin with my mother—how, this summer, as we drove through the humidity and jasmine and river-smell (not quite fish, not quite algae, not quite salt) she told me I had a twin who died in the womb.

I decide she’s a sister.

Ghost sister. I begin with a drone and narrate from the voice of the ghost sister,
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Two poems by Olga Dermott-Bond

(Photograph by Paul Connelly)

his phone

is a bath filled with cold water so that each girl captured has to stay there, a ghost with goose-pimpled thighs shivering in the depths of a smeared screen. Still, he waits for new flesh to be drowned, dragged thrashing to him, so he can devour each silver fish as left-overs, sucking tender bones out of the spaces between his teeth, a trembling reflection stolen, a spoilt stream.

The Voyeurism Bill, known colloquially as the Upskirting Bill, came into force in the UK on 12 April 2019.

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A poem by Juliane Okot Bitek

( “Kerala 070”by aroopmp is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 )

A Ghost Poem

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