The Poem of the Week is 'Migration on a Bad Day' by Devon Brock

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This weeks Poem of the Week is 'Migration on a Bad Day' by Devon Brock. Though telling a simple tale, the poem works so well due to the almost 'beat' like quality of the writing alongside a quite delicious lilting rhythm and wonderful restraint. It is one of those pieces where you can tell each word has been agonized over but it all seems so natural and flows as if it dripped straight from the mind to the page. 

 

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