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my jigsaw life

the corners the bottom line the boundaries the curled up edge the broken tab the male piece the female piece the first piece the last piece the big picture the centrepiece the piece in the wrong place the borrowed piece … Continue reading

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The spanish waiter

Snake hipped the spanish waiter slipped across the room, his second silver eyelid flicked. He leaned over, inhaled and vibrated her scent upon his tongue. And for you pretty lady? Back to the wall, a book, no ring. A flourish … Continue reading

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She lost

She’d lost. She’d lost the argument. She knew she’d lost. He’d gone. She’d lost. She’d lost his presence. She’d lost a future. He left the past. She’d watched. She’d watched him count. She’d watched him count his shirts. She’d watched … Continue reading

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Xmas party

We held each other closer this Xmas. Continue reading

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Pennies in his turn-ups

The windows sweat. We’re sitting in the scratchy chair, My brother squirms against the wooden arm. The newly mended fire stings my toes. We hear his drinking laugh Ricochet along the passage. Mother checks the room, her smile’s in place, … Continue reading

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Some trees are asking to be hit

Addressed the ball. Feet paralleled Knuckles counted. Fingers linked The face. The spot. The grip. The swing… I long for a straight and arching stroke A triple bounce then chip and putt… Victorious walk back off the green, To smile, … Continue reading

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The journey of a GI Bride

The journey of a GI bride I left the sulphur steelworks’ rain The rolling hills, with Viking names The pea-green river sluiced to sea, The town, the street and part of me. Landed. Stamped. Deloused. Unmet. Divorced, I travelled west. … Continue reading

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