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And Now I'm Old

This poem carries faint echoes of winter in a Mediterranean climate, in this case the South West of Western Australia; limpid skies, stormclouds threatening, people in overcoats walking hastily. Rather like an English summer, I would have thought!

 

And Now I'm Old

And now I'm old as softening apples

left forgotten on a sideboard

after a windy day,

the murmur of the evening room

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AmeriKana night

bought from a shop

outfits  and make-up 

Ker-ching 

trick-or-foodbank night

sweets for teeth

knocked doors

ringing fingers

spend spend spend

 

Duck-apple

penny fades dangling on a string

creek in your neck

apples bobbing in a bowl

drowning for fun

scary stories in the dark

cheap as f*** night.

 

words and ffoto Tommy Carroll 

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