Lee Wilson

Rookie (1st of April,1971 / Plymouth, England)

Lee Wilson Poems

1. The Handstand She Does 9/2/2007

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The Handstand She Does

The handstand she does


On the roundabout, not quite inert,
four children lie and quietly bicker.
Their heads and hands jut out
to see, to make, a tiny world turn.

A woman of twenty-five, her head shaved,
cuts through the park. Upon sight of the children
her jaw tightens; she treads then
as lightly as her boots will allow.

A girl among the group, though, has heard.
She sits up. The Army Surplus clothing
is no camouflage. As their eyes meet
the girl begins to slap her own head.

For an instant, she so much wants
the woman to be ...

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