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Luigi Coppola: a poem

On the back of my hand

I found a strand

of your hair

silky and


I flicked

then pulled

then yanked

it off

then watched 

it float back down

and land 

on the back of my hand

Luigi Coppola is a teacher, poet, first generation immigrant and avid drinker of rum and coke who has been shortlisted for Bridport Prizes, longlisted for Ledbury and National Poetry Competitions and published in Worple Press’ anthology The Tree Line, Acumen, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Iota, Magma, Rattle and The Rialto. You can find him here:


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