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“Elizabeth Siddall Posing for Ophelia in 1851” – Al Crow

Lizzie took sick in a bathtub
warmed by oil lamps,
her teenaged body submerged
in a four-pound dress,
those eyes forever open,
glassy and cold,
gazing up at an imagined nature
the year it began its defeat.

Ophelia 1851-2 Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896 Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

About the Author

Al Crow is a writer from Somerset who finds words can help eco-anxiety a little. Poems are currently available in Green Ink Poetry, Firewords, Epoch, and Vaine magazines. 

This piece is a part of Issue One: Lost & Found. Read more here!

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