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The Doña

And I am clean, / by this squat brick stack I am clean. / As aluminium-scuffed rust / am I clean.

A mournful femme person sits at sunrise in a patterned green shawl, framing the illustration.

Disparities assemble
between the ethics of words,
to keep them sealed tightly
or let them unfurl,
absinthe leaves
against the nausea of cleanliness,

And I am clean,
by this squat brick stack I am clean.
As aluminium-scuffed rust
am I clean.

In a dream,
the Doña came to me
in a time of great need,
and I shook upon that ocean,
heart pounding like a drum,
though my face – blank
as a limestone pillar.

Then the doña was me
as I hate to fear and crave it.
Her hardships strewn over some
distant hill – and me?
No longer seasick,

But I am clean,
by this straw windmill I am clean.
As a hard-wrung bath cloth
am I clean.

 
Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Five 2022

EDITION SIX 'RETROFUTURISM' AVAILABLE NOW!

Our last print edition of 2022 is here! This wild, visionary edition is filled with burning nostalgia, glittering hope, and tantalising visions of the future, past, and present.

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