Poetry

Graeme Hetherington: Three Poems

Van Diemen’s Land Road   Strange moment on the road today When I discovered that the stone I’d nicely judged to kick along Was tissue paper in a ball. Instead of meeting, as it struck,   Resistance to its weight, my foot Kept going, light as air, as though At last I’d walked free of my un- ­Loved self, discarded, flown off like The wad of rubbish out of sight.       Household Scenario   One way my father ruled the roost Was to sound threatening when he said To questioners “you want to know The ins and outs…

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