Malaria in December

I tried spinning
reality round its axis
for a while but
the old remnants
of dark December
seemed to work
their way
into the very fabric
of things.
Tell me
what to do
against the dying
of the day –
and the ghosts that
go with it?
A margin of poetry
in my life.

Felix Maple is a professional geographer living in Paris, France. He teaches geography at the University of Paris 8 (Vincennes – Saint-Denis) and writes poetry whenever he can. He spent his childhood in Italy, the UK and the US before moving to France. His poetry blog can be found at:

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