Tim Turnbull is making a move

 Avanti!

It is
a struggle
some days
to set
one foot
in front of
the other.

My, that
is, your,
that is,
our, eyes
fail, her
hair fails,
his lungs

fail, civil
society
fails and
falls. Great
powers
rise, rise
and fall.

Steady,
my friend.
Let's take
this one
step at
a time
and then–

¡Vamos!

Let’s go!



* Tim Turnbull's most recent collection Caligula on Ice and Other Poems is published by Donut Press. He lives in Scotland where he works on adult literacy projects, poetry and, at present, a series of horror-ish stories. His website is here.

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