jerry hughes Poems

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101.
Doors

A metaphor for life, doors.
From our earliest years we
open and shut them without
a thought, yet they symbolise
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102.
For Jack Kerouac

On the road, Jack.
Hit the road, Jack.

Follow his footsteps?
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103.
Sabbatical

I didn't remove my poems in a fit
of pique as has been suggested.
It was time to cull and revise, cut
and polish, and give some a swift
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104.
Surgical La La Land

A calming, professional voice will say:
'This'll relax you.' followed by a prick -
in the arm that is.
It's the precursor to surgical la la land
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105.
Autism

Autism
a first cousin
to Dyslexia.
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106.
Time Out

What fantasies will I imagine
in deep anaesthetic narcosis.
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings?
Or something I won't remember?
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107.
Capitalism U S A

Inept, deceitful, tainted and rotten.
Exploitation to the nth degree.
An amalgam of hispanics, asians,
coloureds, and post-war eastern-bloc
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108.
For Ridge

Young man,
you write so eloquently
I wondered
if you were born in
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109.
Mountain Ponies

'Line 'em up, ' the starter barks.
'We haven't got all day! '
As twenty of the Snowy's best
are gathered for the fray.
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110.
The Shadow Of His Smile

His grip was strong
and his eyes twinkled,
he was pleased to see me.
Alan Bainbridge, friend and
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