Mal de la mer, or I walked the island searching for you
À l’îsle, where sealers, marauders, naturalists came, the amphibology
Trying to eulogise, outlining from ornithology to anthology,
My first words are amatory, armoury, (à)mourir to have and to hoard
damaged bone, the tarsometarsus, a prized feather
(... don’t think it hasn’t hurt me).
Read Michelle's poem 'Mal de la mer, or I walked the island searching for you'.