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Poem of the Day – Jagged Hedges

Jagged Hedges

 

 

Scarred tissue an issue for the mother

Another scandal to handle; dismantle

 

Educated in bath tubs

Bubbles in dreams:

Smothered in salty creams

To scrape the dirt from torn skin

Fiercely embattled;

 

Dead soul in half drunk muscle

Crushed in fire dust detail

 

Shattered frost filled vessel

Empty and pardons given;

Striven even harder than the day before

To ignore the broken promise

 

Shaped by moving windows

Left open to crack a passing head

 

A nation of sick

Tricked into believing the sordid linen stains:

Stinging, in bashed up motors.

 

Token of a time gone by

A lost treasure

A measure of the lies; complicity in bereavement

 

Sobbing into buckets of remembered dreams

The nuclear family; blown up out of all proportion

The first generation to notice

Its man eating flies.

 

September 6th 2017

Patrick Turner-Lee Copyright

paturnerlee.com

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