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An unborn child
in the waiting room -
tabula rasa

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Three hours of sleep -
this necklace of syllables
counted like tears

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By the stream
a blackbird sings -
each day a clean slate

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A mug of tea -
rumpled sheets in the bed-nest
and warm life stirring

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Crisp-frosted lawn -
the heart in hiding
a pane of glass between

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Three potted chillis
reach for light - an iris
escapes the frame

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Ocean vestiges
found on far-away beaches
shine in their bowl

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Walking-boots, rucksack,
map, hat, stick - waiting
by the half-closed door

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The waterfall
where two ponds join -
lockdown laughter

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They flash between reeds
with sudden darting ripples -
goldfish in water

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The path clasps the cliff
so tightly it cannot fall -
the sea will catch you

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Evening shadows
under quickening trees -
burdens of hope

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Moon on the water
a tethered boat stirs -
the winter curfew

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Among burning logs
two holly leaves crisp and curl -
the spent year’s crackle

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Looking up I see
darkness and curious
watching stars

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