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By Julian Hall

purple and green digital art of mother bird and baby birds

As I walked to Fitness First, I was Blessed:

a seagull ferrying a watervole

to roof upon the university.

The world is joy.

Each atom shivers with adoration.

Even my pre-gym journeys are fanfared

by bold displays of interclass friendship:

a mammal held in the mouth of a bird.

Driven into faculty brick, wise words

like generatim discite cultus.

JULIAN HALL is a poet and novelist living in Bath. He has been a member of the Somerville Writer's Collective since 2019 and is a second year student at Kellogg College on the MSt of Creative Writing.

Art by Kathleen Quaintance

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