Jamie Grant: Two Poems

The Written Word The spoken word can sometimes be forgotten, but phrases carefully set out in hard clear script, once written, can never be unwritten. Thus, at the end of a marriage, and at the end of more than two decades, a wife presented her soon-to-be former husband with a children’s exercise book, in which all of his offences against her had been recorded, set out in each case in careful handwriting, where an instance would be underlined, sometimes, and linked by arrows or stars to a previous offence, such as: November 20. Late to come home, without notice which…

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