F W Finney

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F W Finney
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Frank William Finney, Jr is a lecturer at Thammasat University, where he teaches literature.
He has published poems in many magazines, journals, and anthologies. For more biographical information please see: International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Poetry (Europa Publications) . more »

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The Ropes

Three sailors trotted
Behind your mother in a two-wheeled lifeboat
Like determined rats through the catwalks
To the cages of the newborns
Where we held you captive
On your second day of breathing
In a Fin de siècle world

The first cord is already cut
And wires hang from your navel
As a reminder of ligature to come

For a while all
Will be an extension of your mother
But soon you'll descry
The colourful lures that hang from the mobile;
Feel the strings that tow the conscience;
Hear the sound of the wind through the ratlines
As you try to...

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