Lockdown: Sorting the Garage

Fishing about 

I come on Mandelstam 


Who has insomnia he has read half 

The catalogue of ships in Homer 


He wants to set sail 

As love exacts 


After all what was Troy without Helen 

Men of Achaea 


Some dusty burg 


From any now the line to Homer 

Is always open 

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

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