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Need for escape

Sunday 14 September 2008

© mmSeason 2008

This was runner-up in the Wiltshire Libraries Annual Poetry Competition – 2003 or 2004 i think; i’ll have to check!


A gleam of gladdening pearly sky today; a finch;
a pretty gathering of buds in our painted vase;
a screenful of murder and porn before breakfast.
I left world troubles flickering
behind the rising sun’s reflection
on our vine-framed panes,
and fled to the weeding.

I can be discriminating. Some days
maybe I am a murderer:
ripping up the fittest plants,
burying bright flowers in the rubbish,
favouring my own chosen beauties –
unnatural selection.
But this morning
tiny pink petals
peeked, standing up out of the bin bag,
promised to live on, and I
trafficked in child slavery

then came in for the end of the news.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Wednesday 1 October 2008 9.09 pm

    I like this one!!


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