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Esther Dangerfield

Devon

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  • 25 Jan 2014
    32

    The Henna Tattooist

    On a large purple cushion
    Piped patterns on fingers
    Between post party coughing
    She rolled

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  • 04 Jan 2014
    33

    Explain this mum.

    Can we go shopping?
    For what?
    New things
    Not this week
    Next week?
    Not

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  • 03 Jan 2014
    22

    The Grieving Manual

    I sat for a moment on the bed
    Phone in hand.
    Contact gone.
    A dog howled
    in the neighbourhood.

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  • 03 Jan 2014
    12

    I need to keep you happy

    I need
    to keep you.
    Happy
    to keep you.
    I need.
    You, happy
    to keep the need.

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  • 03 Jan 2014
    11

    Too old for cock and bull

    Tell me
    These stories - un-needed
    While politely
    I hold
    Your imagined cup of tea

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  • 03 Jan 2014
    13

    The young listen to the old

    In the palm of his wisdom
    We see, her
    willing to forget all that she knows in this moment
    he

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