Richard George

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

The Heads Of The Valleys Road - Poem by Richard George

is a Southern Ocean
blasted summits whale through
like stray flashbacks
from the worried odysseys of a dream.
No archipelago threads this cutting room floor.

Straddling the flock arête dread /
security, a sheep flinches
'Not our warder'.
Albatrosses have relocated
to Xanadu, or wherever wages are cheaper.

On the One Inch windsock I
fastidious open cast
scrapes from its bone china
vermicelli contours

in a double mastectomy landscape.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, August 27, 2007

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