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I’ve told you a million times…

A pedant’s portent (for L, who always exaggerates):

It’s not decapitation
if you’ve still got a head. Continue reading

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a statement of intent

Kiddies fiddling
with piggy’s hair? Continue reading

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attempted matricide

Stepping down, a sudden stumble –ankle2
a hole instead of my stepping-stone!?
A searing pain and down I tumble –
I think I’ve broken an ankle bone!
It’s blue and swollen past tennis ball,
and I wonder, lying here on my side,
when the doctor asks “how did you fall?”
should I reply “attempted matricide”?

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cautionary example

or “mechanical disadvantage”:

Alas poor Spidey, poor Spidey is dead!
She’s hunted her last, and now she is spread
flat as a pancake, behind the door.
She made a mistake, and now she’s no more. Continue reading

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the maiden, the mother and…

In response to Eugi’s weekly prompt “transition”:

From the maiden to the mother, Continue reading

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a stub in the night

Drawn from the depths of sleep
by a plaintive call, Continue reading

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pouches

I stand with my child
strapped to my chest
held tight in her polyester pouch,
by velcro tabs and plastic clips. Continue reading

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autumn child

Two poems for my daughter:

I
My autumn child,
with the sky
in her eyes – Continue reading

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Troglodytes

In the fetid dark,
slack jawed and vacant eyed,
they hunch
hiding from the sun. Continue reading

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Sunday morning ha’ sonnets

Sunday morning
peace is shattered,
without warning
ears are battered Continue reading

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