Poetry

The Shock

The shock will arrive via a phone call from your sister in a strange house a house where you have never slept you’ve just arrived, with a suitcase a suitcase full of books. * There is a phone call. At dinner time. The child must be fed. There is an unexpected visitor who has been served a glass of wine the last of the wine. * The shock arrives shockingly down the wire you will always remember that pause, before she spoke and how the air you breathed        changed shape.     * The conversation that was afoot limps on as…

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