How to Get Over Things Part 1.

 

grey flowers

Movement 1

 Stuck to the pavement is a flyer depicting an icon of mother and child
There is a sign to mend cars right by the station; the air flies past
Smelling of waxen flowers, furled shoots and bird wings

There is dirt, there is a wide road and light commutes up and down it
Working in a sharp way, saving for a big house with glassy eyes
But oh! How time screws up memory, embroiders it with tight knots

The fabric is a mess of threads at the back,
Time won’t neaten or tighten
A moment
I have to crawl
Through dream tunnels to find

Imaginary scissors, a whispering pen…

 

How To Avoid Memories.

Deeds are done and signed
When it’s over, it’s not over
That is the way of the mind –

Here is Indirah
On a chaise longue
Himalayan butterflies
My father and rubies and Simla.

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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