one way or the other,

December 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 5 Comments
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in the sad eventuality

you are left in a supermarket

and unfamiliar voices which are

not directed at you are all you can hear

as a low murmur

and the pitch and tone of your mother

is suddenly silent

there is a thrill of realization

a sudden exclaimation and

you must not clap you hand to your mouth

so sudden and so obvious dear,

relax into your fear,

tigger,

allow no tiniest twitch of the tail,

tigger,

sshhh,

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