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ACTION MAN


a softer sun
& smaller lusts

unzip
like leaves

in ‘grievy fall’
& so much to be

done I mean
of grieving

Menelaus
felt the pinch

& slipped his sable
ships from Tenedos

thumbed up
instead of tears

spring’s slaughter


From HEARTWOOD (Caxton Press, 1989)
Bernadette Hal
 


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