Pregnant Pause

Andrew McMillan

the ending…

and so I’ve learnt to trust only what I have
in this one small room     this square of light
this handful of neck     this noose     this table
this one short step

It’s the combination of line breaks, spacing and the unbedecked nouns: neck, noose, table, step that contribute to an almost cinematic set of closeups and sharp cutting. High affect through a poverty of means — no small skill.

And so for day 2310

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