CREATIVE Zoë Brigley and Nathan Roach

NWR Issue 99

Beyond the Barren Lands

From 'Rugby Club Love' by Zoë Brigley

All of us wild with drunkenness and vandalism, snapping
or laughing at passers-by, our mouths sprung. We ride our despair
like a troublesome horse; Mari Llwyd, the star-horse, horse of frost,
white horse of the sea, its skull stripped to pearly bone,
broken bottle eyes in its sockets and a coin in its jaw...

Photo, 'Deaf Havana' by Nathan Roach

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