The Sanctuary by Zoe Buckton

Aluminium bars in hexagonal shapes

coverge to form children’s playdates.

Lightbulbs glow in an imitation,

recreating the warmth of an alien nation

that buzzes miles from the site.

Children lie face down, and press

their noses against the glass floored nest.

Toddlers find utmost love, and loveliness

in what their parents have called ‘the stinging pests’.

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