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Lufituaeb er’uoy

 

let your index finger 

gently lift towards her

in one smooth motion

 

keep your eyes

fixed on hers

let your jitters simmer

 

open your hand

thumb pointing at your chin

fingers pointing up

 

roll your fingers across

the front of your face 

in clockwise fashion

 

like a carousel 

lightly turning

shadows to glimmers

 

end with your fing...

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Official now, gone deaf

My ears are out the door

Words no longer hurt me

Speech that used to bore

 

They first heard my mam

Absorbed a wall of sound

Listened to words of love

From lovers that I found

 

Recoiled from animosity

Thrilled to airs of Mozart

Stood by when I was cruel

Inflicting a broken heart

 

Soaked up words of love

Tuned in to Radio One

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Requiem For A Denon

In layers of strata lie the tracks of history

Archaeologists hunt for artefacts and bones

I cut off your flex and buried you with ceremony

Lamenting the demise of your dulcet tones

 

Sentinel moonlight lit the private interment

Your laser will exhume Miles Davis no longer

Millenia of chords traversed that plastic portal

You left me deaf, my hearing aids get stronger

 

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