Poems

James Walton: ‘Non deciduous library loans’ and ‘Of a flock, returning’

Non deciduous library loans Now in this country it is said hearts are stale wafers breaking soundlessly without the whip crack of youth but then our shelves are also bare Now James Walton   Of a flock, returning The cockatoos came home today all showy insistence rowdy language hanging from every limb ravenous camping teens stripped the pear tree to a shrivel of skins a dishevel of band aids the cupey-eyed passion fruit happily just flower in Bilson Street shoppers watched the low tumultuous sky turn this way and that across the garrulous horizon a nonchalant blink of avian sight…

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