Cut

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

I was cut of the stone
while I live: a festival.
I am where I am.

I bless the ships with men and guns
cut for the stone,
cut in kindness.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Monday 26 March 1660.

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