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Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud: Work

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Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud: Work

Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud


i crawled on my hands and knees

thru a maze of grass

until i felt like stopping


i kicked off my shoes

lifted my bolo knife above my head


i screamed the seven names of jesus

mother mary

& the holy ghost


i was not crying, honestly

i just remembered something

Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud: Work

Simon Alderwick lives in Wales. His poems have appeared in Anthropocene, Ink Sweat & Tears, Dust, Green Ink and Coven, among others. He's on Twitter @SimonAlderwick

Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud: Work

Photograph: Wiston Castle by Simon Alderwick

Simon Alderwick - i built my kingdom out of mud: Work
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