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Sugu Pillay

Fugacity 05
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Gallery Talk on New Brighton Beach

stones
           the sculptor’s stones line the gallery walls
           in a symphony of square boxes
           like riddles from Beckett’s pockets

                      just one in Virginia’s pocket for the leap
           into water and become the riddle

waiting
           Beckett wrote a whole play on this
           had a way with words he did
           round and round they went

                      circling like the sea gulls
           on this beach

driftwood
           her figure of driftwood 8
          does not lie on a gallery floor

                      it’s building walls around her
           as she walks New Brighton beach

dying
          Beckett wrote a lot about dying
          but it was Virginia who dived

                      making Ophelias of us all who ask
           what lies over Sutton’s golden threshold?




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