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Minnaloushe

Minnaloushe is still alive–this is not an obituary! But she is sick, and I have spent the last two days planning the next steps. Yesterday I took her to the vet, where she had a sonogram and an x-ray, both of which showed a large abdominal mass, probably cancer. 953 more words

APOLOGIA

APOLOGIA

please forgive
the stereotypes, cliches
crude symbolism

but I learnt to
write poetry

from a specially appointed
State instructor

who had himself been
a specially State appointed
poetry instructee

Poetry

WOBBLY

WOBBLY

Mr Wobbly
Mr Wobbly

they smashed him
with similes

impaled him
with irony

but though
he fell
almost
down

he always seemed
to get up… 15 more words

Poetry

RETHINKING AGINCOURT

RETHINKING AGINCOURT

blame Remain
all we wanted
was to stay

with our
friends German
French, Spanish
Dutch, Italian

people we
were told at
school weren’t… 19 more words

Poetry

BEST

BEST

vanity of
the right

vanity
of the left

let’s have
an infernal election
to see
which vanity
is triumphant

which be
the vanity

that
suits us best

Poetry

LESSON

LESSON

your History book
is snapping shut

last look!
last look!

before judgement
karma
answer back

the hurt and excluded
parachuting down
now — dare… 41 more words

Poetry

Magic

A murky morning became a bright afternoon spent with two of the birdlings.

In deep water fish make magic,

their silver eyes explore the ocean’s belly, 118 more words