My Mother Bought an iPad

off the shelf, from Sainsbury's
She doesn't know what to do with it
so she Googles me
but only so, every Sunday, when I phone her
she's got something to complain about


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Conjunct

This voice I hear
when I write
blends with the voices I hear
in the train carriage
and it's alright.


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Overheard

I can't get any sense out of her
until she's run herself soft

[woman in park talking about her dog]


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Stranger

When you were a stranger
they said, leave her alone, leave her alone
but they only wanted me back on my feet
so they could break my legs



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