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Sue Leigh, Oxfordshire, UK

3rd prize: Open Poetry
Poems on the Move & Poems on the Buses Exhibitions

in my room the window open
to this september morning
notebook’s vacancy
then the moth

soft, powdery, mottled
like willow bark
its sudden scarlet
as it flares, wings open

and all I want to say,
cannot say
is there in that moment, given
red underwing, visiting