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Laura O’Callaghan-White

Laura O'Callaghan-White was born in Canada and raised in South Wales. She now lives and writes in South London. Her poetry has been included in the Canadian anthology The Edges of Time.



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you’ll be the war and I’ll be the war-torn and I’ll be underground resistance printing pamphlets on sugar paper and you’ll be the war   and I’ll be the girls back home and the boys on the front line and the songs that they sing to be brave when they’re frightened   or   I’ll be the war and you’ll be the war-torn I’ll be the war and you’ll march against me with the placards that say MAKE LOVE – NOT YOU then and I’ll be the war   you won’t believe I’m even happening you’ll duck and cover as I paint the town red and when I tumble home across the whole horizon blasted you’ll be ruined
no surrender

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November 2019

Laura O'Callaghan-White


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