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Accoutrements by Camellia Stafford

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

Loss not yet happened

Avoidable loss

puff myself up in fur

Loss done to death

Loss of safety

dust my knuckles in solitaires

Loss so long anticipated

Life-changing loss

my body in pastels

Loss that cannot be revoked

Be known until it is

no tears but glass


Camellia Stafford lives in the Midlands and works in museum education. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, several Emma Press anthologies and Salt's Best British Poetry 2013. Her first poetry collections 'Letters to the Sky' was published in 2013 by Salt.


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