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Cracks in the pavement

A stranger e-mailed me with a challenge to write a poem with this title...
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Alcoholic Haze

A long cool Thames night. A longer gin, courses the smashed capillaries from cheek to chin, Time to rest, the shattered shoulder. Droop the eyelids...
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Key moments

Never give out your password or credit card number in an instant message conversation. funk_soul_brother says: ugh I couldn't finish the story man I...
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Flower power

the problem of having elderly hippie parents
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X

Thgis box to which I have no key gets in the way I cover it with pretty cloth, sit on it, but otherwise it has no use I can see. I read of the...
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X

This box for which I have no key gets in the way: I cover it wit pretty cloth, sit on it, but otherwise it has no use I can see. I read of the...
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Food Lover

A confit of interests...
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Tradesmen come good

poem: sexual experiment on tradesmen
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Sibyl

Someone who walked through lives briefly
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Funeral in Fiji

A Funeral in Fiji It is a stifling day. We swelter in packed pews in the echoing church, until a cold rain hammers on the iron roof, and a draft...
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Artists

Artists The tools of their art are spread on the ground: the ochres, the reeds chewed to a brushpoint, the grinding stones - only the glue they use...
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D: Wallaby and Dogs

Wallaby And Dogs I was moving water-smooth stones to shape a dam when the despairing wallaby crashed by our noses into the water, the half-Alsatian...
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Wild Dogs

Wild Dogs Because I have heard the wild dogs in the night, up there on the Daly in the empty North, these days I itch with a vague dissatisfaction:...
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Children's Python

Children's Python She is no friend of mine, but we have reached a modus vivendi: : she will not startle me again at night when I am outside in the...
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JACK - PRETTY JACK

ANOTHER OLD FAIRY-TALE UPDATED
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Service

I have come to this place to be changed To break up the pieces and be rearranged I have come to this place to be healed To remove the fa?ade and be...
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School days

Uniformed collective pile from teethed gates Swirls of cigarette smoke entwine Above illegal heads Kisses are exchanged for handholding And promise...
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Moon

For Fish...for giving me this inspiration
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Sensible Shoes

Short poem

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