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"you have many faces" by Ben Campbell


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Published May 1st, 2023

you have many faces

by Ben Campbell
(Edinburgh, Scotland)

you have many faces

and i don't mean expressions,
though your playbook is brimming

nor do i mean moods,
i'm not using a


it's as if each time i see you, or
each time you turn and catch the
afternoon dazzle or my eye or
you open the door onto streetlight

i see a new you

and the latest is always
my favourite

Ben Campbell is an Edinburgh based poet whose work focuses on finding the poem and capturing it. Drawing on people, places, and memories, he aims to embody living moments with immediacy and humour, allowing the subject to speak for itself and recording it with a soft touch.

This poem is included in Poetry World #6, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Edinburgh Poetry Magazine:
The Cranberry Hanging

by Haig Lucas

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