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Seahorses

My mum had a catastrophic addiction.  She died in November 2011.   The morning came cold and clear ice had crept under my door. My old dog lay down by the wall, tired out.   I walked without you, without your … Continue reading

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The Present

  Thank you for the present, it’s beautiful. I’ve kept it in my room all these years. Everyday I look at it and think of you. That silly green spiky thing, just like us. I heard you died on June … Continue reading

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With these we are left

This is another poem about loss  – but also, I hope, about life   With These We Are Left   The sweep of her fingers through dust on a mirror a small hair curled on the bathroom floor a door … Continue reading

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