Fleur Adcock


Fleur Adcock Poems

1. Leaving the Tate 11/26/2015
2. The Man Who X-Rayed An Orange 1/11/2016
3. Mrs Baldwin 5/14/2015
4. Happy Ending 10/6/2004
Best Poem of Fleur Adcock

Happy Ending

After they had not made love
she pulled the sheet up over her eyes
until he was buttoning his shirt:
not shyness for their bodies- those
they had willingly displayed- but a frail
endeavour to apologise.

Later, though, drawn together by
a distaste for such 'untidy ends'
they agreed to meet again; whereupon
they giggled, reminisced, held hands
as though what they had made was love-
and not that happier outcome- friends.

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