Poetry

Four Poems

Time Keeping In A Parallel Universe Our ancestors had no bus stops train stations or departure lounges but that didn’t stop the hairy ones— they knew how to say goodbye they knew how to bury their dead depending on Neolithic regulations a goodbye kiss might have been permitted although generally no but let’s not drag all the deaths in history into this poem about one beautiful death his kin demanded the ritualised laying of bones, hair and skin the burning of paper in the back garden and after kissing the cold marble skin his kin dragged their own bodies to…

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