Bringing focus to a less-considered side of homosexuality, Hayden Westfield-Bell’s poem looks at the life of two elderly lesbian lovers. Illustrated by Dilly.

All wings when hand in hand:
Arms flailing, connected lightly
At the joints but failing
To stop the flap-flapping
Caused by warm summer winds.

Benched, with knobbed knees
Twitching under long skirts,
They turn and kiss
With sandpaper lips; slipping
Together like wrinkled cogs.

At night, they tear their
Clothes aside and rest,
Hands on thighs, lying
Side by side exploring furrows
With nervous fingertips.

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