Whole Morning

Thoughts bustle pure still
city remembering waves remembering the way
unmoved long ago remembering the busy sky
fulmars smash centre fly clearthe cross-
leaved sprayjaggedcommon sensuous gull
sandpiper transplantedsummer's only home
spring just happinessaway promising
astral harbours touched portalsredshank
still-backedgolden knapweedwrack heather
down stream squill godwitdawn

on the beach again, waveburst, wave after tremor,
mercury lustre, still cool, head towards sun, set,
she haunts, shuffles, I spiral around,
crisp fine cotton, shadow children,
orphans everywhere

rogation, slovenly pullover, foxglove, clover,
by the canal, errant heron,
in the fields, picking chickens, fawning
calves, leatherette, roll over,
all over
now


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This brand
new
airy
high
class
department store
has so much
free
space
enough
for a hundred
people
to live in


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