X by Gareth Writer-Davies

Like a crucifix at forty-five degrees

X

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

(Xylophone)

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)

 

X

Is (the) answer

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