Lockdown: Granddaugter

for Eira




She is four she can say 

Virus and lockdown 


Laid down in her like a layer of soil 

Black with the sacking of a city 


Of a world she will not remember 


from The Missing Months (Faber, 2022), © Lachlan MacKinnon 2022, used by permission of the author and publisher, Faber & Faber Ltd.

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