Frances Leviston, 2 August 2018
For Helen at the NPL
Behind her now the National History Museum Pocket Microscope she always screwed down to its farthest extension of nested rings, straining to focus
the peacock feather stolen from the dining room’s display of stiff dried flowers and fed forwards on to the stage, a blurred blue petrol and purple
fronding of fine barbules and barbicels netting white light, broken...