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Kate Burnside


Gypsy

Water Baby

Defeat

In The Bath

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The Dream Me

THAT ONE

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Recent poems by
Kate Burnside


Gypsy

Water Baby

Defeat

In The Bath

Eclipse

Presence

The Dream Me

THAT ONE

         more...
Guardian
By Kate Burnside   

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GUARDIAN

 

 

All those times

 

you slipped out the front door

as I came in the back;

 

you arrived at the bar ahead of me

and ordered my drink;

 

you moved away from the painting

having noted the exact same detail

that then catches my eye

 

and made off in the cab

I just managed to hail

 

or got up to leave a seat so I could

sit on the rush-hour train home…

 

Through the sleight of hand of traffic

and the hoodwink dodge of stars,

how many times have you pulled me

from some distant cosmic wreckage

that I’ve never known I’ve caused

 

or trapped my coat in a door

to prevent a more serious mishap?

 

Living before me and after me

the life I’ve never met :

 

my lives of black cat bones.

 

 

 

 

 


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