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North Rachel HowardOur pens write small earthquakes of grey retribution.
Betrayed souls of buried bodies;
that, once so rich in beauty,
can no longer hide their corruption.

So fold again the horizon on itself and re-make in dull light.
Recite the stories we told ourselves;
spiteful and snivelling untruths,
as epic fable and us the heroes.

With no righteousness we crave meagre justice.
Seal tomorrow against another new history;
and those we have slighted
are complicit in their indifference.

North was inspired by Rachel Howard’s painting of the same name.

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