Poetry

Five Poems

Snip-Snip Your grand plans fill the interim. She asks the simple questions first: “Back-and-sides? Or just the trim?” Although she may not be their worst   you worry just a bit about her deftness with the implements. Is it really fair to doubt her? One never likes to give offence.   Her hands, you find, are not unkind. She edits neatly round an ear. You nod off, more or less resigned— then wake to what all poets fear:   an epic head with not much on it; the odyssey snipped back to a sonnet.     Tribal I like the…

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