blackmail press 40
Richard von Sturmer
first published issue 12

The fecund people - Andy Leleisi'uao 2014
Page Fifty-Three

a particular silence
for each room
and then
in the late afternoon
the cool blue sound
of a teacup
placed on a saucer.

‘When all conditions are removed
all ways of telling are removed.’

Meanwhile, in a dream
my great aunt
looks through her book of cats
and finds
on page fifty-three
not the expected Siamese
but a child’s thimble
and a map of the universe.