douglas scotney

Silver Star - 3,871 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

B: XXXXXXXXI: The Rodent Poem by douglas scotney


Number one French word ‘voilà’
gives a sense of ‘at last! ’
when used to mean ‘now’.

But ease
won’t replace deprivation
without nourishment.

And when it has,
the last thing is already gnawing away,
needy as a rodent.

Submitted: Monday, December 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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no.10 The Enemy

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