POEM Sarah Corbett

NWR Issue 107

Magical Uncles

One says he can stop his heart for a heartbeat and live.
The other has hair like steel; is like steel.

One says here is a penny from behind your ear.
Disappeared, it has reappeared in my hand. Here

is a handkerchief from up my sleeve, here is a rabbit...

Sarah Corbett’s previous collections are The Red Wardrobe (1998), The Witch Bag (2002), and Other Beasts (2008), all from Seren Books. Her verse-novel, And She Was, is forthcoming in 2015.

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