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Poems by Sevgi Ikinci

The Town the Grey

Sevgi Ikinci

Published on
page 25 of Tarot #2
(June 2021)

Was it our unhappiness,
spilling from the house
that darkened the whole town?

Our heads were seemingly disowned,
fallen down off our bodies
as much as they can,
eyes staring at the ground.

The town was not pliant,
and we were not a fit:
feeling that we were shoved there
recklessly, wreckingly.
Most broken were our hearts.

Long time later,
out of the town,
where the birds sang
and the people danced,
our picture of that town
remained grey.
             Despite now the coloured walls.
             Despite the shining sun.