David Coldwell

Rookie (Huddersfield)

David Coldwell Poems

1. Clocks 2/8/2014
2. The Football 3/6/2014
3. Poles Apart 2/8/2014
4. Heron 5/7/2012
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Heron

What prehistoric beast are you pretending to be?
Sat there in your perfect isolation amongst the bull rush
and sodden earth.

The sight of your eye - a blink - belies your cool look;
is it me you're looking at with that slight
nod of head; side to side, or some
unsuspecting perch, roach or stickleback
taking a flight of fancy, dancing, surfacing;
a flash of silver from where I'm sitting
before disappearing
into a black bottomless bath where
everything, including the kitchen sink
lies motionless, extinct.

Until the dog is on you; a charge, a ...

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