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My father’s gun

My father’s gun I went out and the snow lay like a sheath Dumbing the soil and the houses I wondered who would hurt another And the woods cried life would hurt another Again and again the sharp bifurcations Of … Continue reading

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10 o’clock Paralysis

  10’clock Paralysis The tin dog barking his guts out The three notes like a cracked gong She can feel him bashing along The corridor, his tail striking the dado In miserable happiness He has been heard by a woman … 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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Tidal

Tidal Harbours are where we hide our eyes A  mutual love of grey green sea Legs stretched out, brick wall behind We survey the differences How your hands seem less sure How  some silence is an alembic I weigh up a resentful … Continue reading

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