Two shapes

Sun and moon, perhaps,
the same, separate, separable,
but only just.

Two lovers or two brothers, young boys,
with horns and spikes:
hedgehogs and cattle, perhaps.

Two sisters intertwined, perhaps,
above or below makes no odds,
at peak in their togetherness.

J. D. Dixon is a London-born, Glasgow-based novelist, poet and playwright. His debut novel, The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle (Thistle, 2017) was shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Award (2018) by the Society of Authors, among other accolades. The judges called it ‘powerful and brutal’, whilst The IndieView labelled it ‘lyrical and haunting.’

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