Poetry | Raddle

I bind my catch
in heavy folds
like a shroud.
Use soiled sheets
to blind and gag,
then dress each
scaled and feathered
frame with coils of silk;
basted black.

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Ella Duffy is a poet and co-founder of bind. Her debut pamphlet New Hunger was published by Smith|Doorstop in May 2020.
‘Raddle’ was the third-prize-winning poem in the Riddle Me This Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network (YPN).

Answer: an oil spill

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