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shoe

‘the faint suggestion dancing ill be permitted again ‘ drawing
copyright Veronica Aldous 2017

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Folded away
Tucked inside
My desire

A tiny billet doux.

2

Each day I wonder
How little you loved me?
An impossiblity of zeros

 

3

Kiss me hard in the dark
Everything has
Gone to sleep
Darling.

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Disappearance

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Unfinished still life– Disappearing Self 2
Watercolour on Arches  copyright Veronica Aldous

Disappearance
The eggshell floats on the water, leaves no trace
But a dented meniscus, an inbreath
Caesura.
She knows how to stop
But she cannot; for the limbic worm
Tells her that rushing stream’s utterance
Is powerful enough to crush her skull
The inner space, a paralysed eye
Innocent in its pale shackles.

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

 

Refugee

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We made many guns and arms and warplanes. The instruments of war.
We armed the world to its teeth and made billions.
Nation fought nation bringing horror and famine and waves of lost children
We turned the refugees aside as they ‘don’t belong here’.
A child drowning in an ocean didn’t matter once we said
‘we need to look after our own.’

We created this situation.
We voted for it

Until we are all refugees

Our voices lost in a rising sea.

 

Veronica Aldous 2017

The photograph is called ‘The Missing Guest’ Veronica Aldous

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