A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

A High

by Neave Scott

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Letting everything become a carousel.
It comes in waves.

It runs to the moon
of the wiretrap nervous system and nudges you into a
black hole.
I’m getting outta space.

Tumbling around kleen christian canvases. Cavernous.
Sit back, relax.

Watch the world whorl.

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