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August 2022 Collage Poem: The Haze of a Sweet Afternoon


Time to slake our thirst for words

A cerebral circle of wordsmithery

Burying two dozen rats

In your neighbour’s garden

Under their prized rose patch

Whom you’d never liked one night


There’s a rat in the allotment –

What am I going to do?


Don’t worry – every little thing’s all right


So the broken beasts of shadows that speak

A bird, drawn in sand,...

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This time there was snot.

I am blessed with loving family and friends,
Who've given me things like memories and teddy bears.
They've also given things to be enjoyed for a time,
Like pretty flowers and chocolates divine....

But none of them have ever given me that which my dog did,
A dead rat and a coughing fit.
She dropped the prize at my feet, I bent down to study it,
And she licked my face, oh s...

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