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I stand where she stood,

She stood 

Where she stood,

And she stood,

And she stood;

Shucking oysters, gutting mackerel,

Layering presence like fish scales

Each tucked into one another

Pearlised by place, by sea, by shingled shore,

Secured like cockle shells

To this coved coast. 

Poem copyright Larissa Reid

Artwork copyright Elspeth Knight

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