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My daughter's first eye test Olga Dermott-Bond

Colour of moth wing,
 faithful against a crush
   of darkness, pupils dilated
      to harvest moons,

left eye struggling for the right,
 reaching
   to peg words
     on a flapping washing line,

Every year, Poetry on Loan runs a poetry competition for people who live, work or study in the West Midlands. This year's theme was Vision, and the winner of the adult category was this poem - My daughter's first eye test, by Olga Dermott-Bond.

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