Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

The Funding Lottery - Poem by Richard George

'Great news! ' they told me.
'You've won the tie-break.

It was you or a women's refuge.
It's closing'.

I pop-corked fizz
to celebrate, sailed to dreams

and shuddered to a girl's face
bruised, not even angry.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 25, 2005

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