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Left Field

I have a right

it’s said time over, but

who confers that right, 

so eagerly professed, 

lauded freely, loud

 

foreign boat people

people of colour

l,g,b,t,q,i,a,p

the imprisoned

homeless, our children

dogs and cats 

 

are rights bought

sold or earned

does someone’s right

wrong another’s right

who’s right?

I have a right to know

 

 

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Dawnish

last night I slept with the curtains open 

the lower boughs of the nearby copse

framed by my small window

 

anticipating early sun to stream through

it took a few minutes to register that

it was still murky at the first crow-caw

 

4.47am, the morning’s footlights 

weren’t ready to herald the chorus-line

of gently quivering branches

 

as the backdrop colours rose

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