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Sun flowers

Friday, 4 October 2013 14:41:02

The first use of these notes forms a rough kind of poem text:

I am dead-heading sun-flowers
Heads bowed, like guilty children
But these are not as animals / humans
With each clip / snip of secateurs
The stem springs back relieved of weight
And the great saucers black with old seed
Fall on the soft earth or with a clump
Into my bucket
Each one a giant pocket watch
With / whose faded petals mark / marking minutes in faded gold

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