X by Gareth Writer-Davies

Like a crucifix at forty-five degrees


Is a morose letter


A sign of death

The spot where you forgot the treasure


Some do without X (or J for that matter)

And by definition


The unspeakable twenty-fourth


Is an adverse answer


Maybe we need X

Like religion needs a pantheon to make up the numbers


A reminder

That not everything can be fixed by explanation


There are kisses (extravagant in their number)

And X

Is for xenial (to welcome the stranger)



Is (the) answer


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