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Latitude


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comfort creeps upon me
as I relocate garments;
unexpected stillness
settling on my hands
as I stuff ribboned socks
into drawers,
slip away new knickers,
fold cashmere sweaters
onto shelves.
 

Wrapover dresses
billow
in new spaces,
their delicate fabric
clinging
to extravagant
velveteen hangers,
thin shoulders
wreathed in relief.
 

Narrow apertures expand
to accommodate
shoes and boots
that had kicked
rebelliously
against the glass walls
of a vast walk-in wardrobe
 

and scarves,
caffled until now,
unravel;
soft bedfellows
languishing
with the hats and gloves.
 

Here
there is room for everything,
even the elusive raiment of hope.
 
 

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Rape

Fields of Rape Brassica napus in Pembrokeshire South Wales
 
 

Bucolic plates shift,
seismic thrift
grips,
 

rips growth from womb,
bride from groom.
 

Gimlet-eyed
and pinned to granite
 

the earth
quakes.
 
 
 

~ Posted for Earth Day 22nd April 2012

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Tumbleweed

Cloistered, showered,
smothered in smooth-looped luxury
designed to absorb.
 

Chamomile conditioned,
volition lost amongst the numb folds
of a Turkish export.
 

Hiss-spit-shed,
slip out into the drip-drop rain
of a soft-soaped sky.
 

Stride, naked, hoopy frood-like,
across the scarred lawn
for that line-dried scratchy rag
 

its abrasion welcome
if only to feel something
rough enough
 

to slough off
ophidian skin
and watch it blow away.
 
 

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