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-         Mike Jenkins (U.K.)


Wind off the sea

I watch the clear bright full moon

Through a narrow strip between curtains

As clouds pass across it

Sometimes obscuring 


Her face still stares

Into the twitching screen

So pale in comparison 

As we eat and she’s refusing 

Saying no no no

With her melancholy eyes


I could draw the curtains across 

To block the stark light entering -

But cannot forget

The many questions she asks 

Without ever speaking.