Poetry

Hal G.P. Colebatch: Three Poems

Two sides to my head I invited two lots of acquaintances to my party, The saner and more hygienic writers that I knew And also some lawyers that I knew. Complete Apartheid ruled. Afterwards, members of both groups Came to me and said: “We didn’t know there were still people like that.” Hal G.P. Colebatch   _____________________________________ The tourist has instruction   In Hamburg, one fine day in 1973 I was sitting at a sidewalk café table drinking coffee. I saw an elderly gentleman looking for a seat, And invited him to join me. He spoke good English, though accented,…

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