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Blowfly Grass

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The houses those suburbs could afford
were roofed with old savings books, and some
seeped gravy at stitches in their walls;

some were clipped as close as fury,
some grimed and corner-bashed by love
and the real estate, as it got more vacant,

grew blady grass and blowfly grass, so called
for the exquisite lanterns of its seed,
and the land sagged subtly to a low point,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 30 August 2019
The narration of the house and it's surroundings is simply superb. A well deserved selection as modern poem of the Day.
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Lyn Paul 30 August 2019
I can feel the “True Blue” Australian in your words. Wonderful to read and to view your Poet page. Thank you
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 August 2019
The real estate! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Anil Kumar Panda 30 August 2019
Excellent poetry. 'like a chemist's photo, crying. Who could blame her among in-depth grabs and Bali flights and phones? She was true, and got what truth gets. '...is pure delight to read. Thanks for sharing.
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Dr Antony Theodore 30 August 2019
like the stones in the crusher Piers had for making dusts of them for glazes: flint, pyroclase, slickensides, quartz, schist, a very fine poem. tony
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