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12 Aug17

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London Grip see review of Key to the Highway, by Wendy French

poetry favourites:
the North
South Bank Poetry
Ink Sweat & Tears
Salon of the Refused

and in the shop…
collections –
“Key to the Highway”
Shoestring Press;

“Sunshine at the end of the world”
Indigo Dreams;
“Write Me a Few of Your Lines”
Graft Poetry;
CD –
“Health To Your Hands”,
Spiderfingers Records;
LiTTLe MACHiNe albums –
“Madam Life”;
“The Likes of Us” (with Roger McGough);
“A Blackbird Sang”;
“Dark Rose for Christmas” (poems by Carol Ann Duffy);



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Lying on your side, unsmiling, calm,
the shawl up to your chin.
You have come down in the dark
from a globe of water,
slick blue fish suddenly small
red ape, anemone fingers.
While I remember how we all got here
and wonder what might happen next
you watch the evening light upon the wall,
feel a touch where your skull breathes.
Through the window and the door
the world is there, just over there.
Soon each moment will spread before
and behind you like the sea, but now
all there is for you is your
immortal, unopened, second.

Chris Hardy

first published in Agenda, 2016;
in collection Sunshine at the end of the world, 2017, Indigo Dreams,
ISBN 978-1-9108346-0-2