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Poems

Studio Portrait

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

My uncle in his uniform,
dog-collared, briar
clutched at an angle,
brilliantined hair
with a central parting,
très debonaire.




This could have been central casting
for the role of padre
in a West End show,
his Now let us pray

moment, except that he’d left
for war the next day.




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