Angela Topping

Rookie (2 October 1954 / Widnes, Cheshire)

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  • Sally Evans (9/27/2011 12:37:00 PM)

    All these poems are well worth reading. I liked After The Earthquake best but they are all very good. Can we have more poems on ehre, Angela?

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A Casting Off

She sits and briskly knits, her needles clack,
and grimly add the seconds of her life.
Her head is bent so she won't see his chair
whose vacancy insists 'no longer wife.'

She chooses factory-wound wool, as skeins
would underline his absence, sharpen need
for deft controlling thumbs to gather threads,
his held-out arms that always took the lead.

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