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From the Rope of Sand by Fiona Larkin

There is a girl next door with a sandpit.
I am a girl. I am next door. I have a sandpit too

and they match at the fence like a butterfly print.
We eye each other through gappy slats.

Mine is a slapdash scrubland, a Catholic
sandpit, a squabble of brothers. Hers, a Protestant

sandpit, a nap time, tidy up time, ethical
sandpit.Who’s older, who’s taller: we tunnel

to compare, share out my swing/her slide
her playgroup/my school, my sparkler/

her Catherine wheel, my tinsel tree/her fir.
Pale silica’s ribboned with scattered earth.

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