The Mechanics of Love - Emma-Jane Hughes

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An intriguing and novel collection that explores the subtext of relationships, including the biological and neurological aspects that drive us, The Mechanics of Love is poetry at its most inventive, explored with a great deal of subtlety and sensitivity. The thoughtful tone and arresting images combine in convincing presentation to give distinctive and surprising debut.


Three Days

It is the fertile time
we call the rainy season.
I can tell from the smooth
way the tissue passes
over the entrance to
my birth canal,
and the Mother-of-Pearl
sheen I leave behind.
We won’t touch for
three days now.

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