Friday 10 June 2022

Poppies in June

I need to get a photo 

of that new giant red poppy

before the wind does a job on it, 

like it did to the team mate

subjected to jab, hook and cross 

and uppercut throws:

its mouth mangled

its petalled symmetry shred

its posture upended

tossed, beaten and mauled-

until it really did look, even to me,

like Plath's little bloody skirts.

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