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Poetry

Rain

Rain dappling my window. The yellow streetlight making it look like gold dust. The smell Speaks of rebirth And growth And then It stops, so quickly Too suddenly. I need it And want it To help repair What has become cracked dry, and jaded. – Judi Reed, 2015

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Untitled

As I run my fingers Through your hair I wonder Whether when I reach the tips… I should let them slip gently through my fingers Or curl my fingers in your hair At the base of the skull And give a sharp tug. To release tension at the roots When …

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Sifting

Sifting Constantly sifting. As I work, winds blow and the particles keep moving And I don’t know Anymore What I’ve already explored As my surroundings keep changing Micro inspecting Is exhausting enough But that fine silt Which keeps moving Depending on the wind current Feels impossible to keep up with …

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Panto’s

I never did get into pantomimes And I was taken to quite a few Let me tell you When I was a child For entertainment purposes Apparently But the fact is I found them freaky And that almost compulsory Audience participation… Even as a child I couldn’t do it But …

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Toxicity

The poison Seeps through the veins Of what you thought was the love Holding you together Until, bit by bit It consumes everything Swallowing up memories Swallowing up the future The poison Masquerading as love Desire, need, obligation Devours who you thought you were Dialysis, Or live with the poison? …

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Sponge

Suck it Suck it Suck it Keep going Suck it dry Until there’s nothing left Drill for oil Here…. There… Everywhere Until you hit the liquid gold But that runs out too The glint of a diamond Among the coal Greedy hands grab it Hold on for dear life You …

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Debrief

Thinking and drinking Watching the clouds in the night sky As the still warm Melbourne air Caresses my skin Sorting through A day of extremes High and low. Calm and peace descend The frenetic activity Of mind and body Slow down Let’s see what tomorrow Brings… – Judi Reed, 2013

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