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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Notes towards charmed lives by Mike Barlow

for the beautiful
the modesty of a hellebore

for the thoughtful
a new idea oxidising in the air

for the deaf
the wing beat of a moth trapped in a cello

for the shy
the close attention of shadow

for the homeless
no false haven, no landlord’s ransom

for the widower
the bridal white of crab-apple blossom

for the ambitious
a sneak preview of posterity

for the lost
a story to navigate by

for the introspective
a mirror smashed by fireworks

for the not yet departed
the sound of snow covering tracks