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The cover of Thou, a book of poems by Aisha Sasha John.

In honour of National Poetry Month, Globe Books is pleased to bring you poems from some of the season's most exciting new collections.

To make a work is to sit with your irrelevance

and confront your importance.

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I mean, the swallows just fly.

And the papaya sweats when cut.

With the pad of my right index finger

I smooth my left brow.

It's so easy and feels

feels so physical.

The taste of plain yogurt

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which has turned, slightly.

I knew I would change physically.

– Aisha Sasha John

To make a work is to sit with your irrelevance is excerpted from Aisha Sasha John's book Thou, published this month by BookThug.

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