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Parfumier

  Parfumier The crushed violets in your drenched hand smell of nothing, the ionone numbs the senses, Like ghosts they cannot wither, being as they are already gone into some nervy hinterland. Josephine, you called me, the shadow on my … Continue reading

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Hymnself

Hymnself I was thinking of visiting you By now you will be mystified by leaves Haunted by squirrels and small slow maggots Fingering and boring into the sainted bark. I feel you in the sunset when the shadows Skitter over … Continue reading

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2.55AM

  Minotaurina – stitch on silk and monoprint- Veronica Aldous    2.55AM I was dreaming of a letter and  of red dye seeping When the lightning came with its cold supernal finger Snapping the bone of night So the room … Continue reading

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Small Fairground

Small Fairground Their voices peal a gamelan of tones Perhaps there is a paddling pool Wriggling toe-fish in rubbery water A too cold breeze… I only have these little sounds to play with A rockpool of reminders Where each sense … Continue reading

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Kumadori

Kumadori Toshiro licks his finger Perfects his brow One pink wet moment On a  snow white ground As a plum exudes resin He expects her to open A man cannot always be a god.   Veronica Aldous all rights reserved … Continue reading

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The Perfume Tree

The Perfume Tree When I awoke the sun was turning the tree Into an angel, a celebration  of white edges The sun turned on my belly The wind blew a little warm sigh As if I cradled a happy child … Continue reading

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Kingsman

Kingsman Your hair that I hid in A membrane of silence Vibrating the fuzz On a moth O kingsman Can I speak to you? By all that is thin, shaded, worn Ancient and frayed I will search the gold air Unwinding … Continue reading

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