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The House Of Rumours

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(for Monira Qais)

I had just slipped straight from my mother’s womb
into this house where rumours breed like spawn,

and the grown-ups grinned as I stood like a torso;
my eyes blinked at the dazzle of their carnival lights.

And the lords of life told I’d just be freaking out;
like a trapped mouse, I stiffened with starlit fear.

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Christine Anderson 21 August 2005

I weep.

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