Rae Desmond Jones Poems

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1.
The Wishbone

(For Christine)

i wish:
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2.
The Little Boy

(To Patrick)

the little boy
in dirty shorts was
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3.
That Old Tart Spring Again

Offering your usual false promises,
You have arrived early this year like a blousy aunt
In a voluptuous taxi of light,
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4.
It Might Be Fun To Be A Dead Poet

It might be fun to be a dead poet
So long as i was there
When awarded
The nobel prize for literature
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5.
Shot

two girls sit side by side
in the coffee lounge at a table
cluttered with glasses streaked
with ice cream & rimmed with lipstick bows.
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6.
Cage Music

On the computer screen
three American marines lie across a road
West of Baghdad,
arms curled as though they were asleep,
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7.
Dear Alyse,

in the hour after you left
your brother coughed & slurped his soup
& argued with Arnold Schwarzeneger.
Arnold was talking through a glass tube
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8.
The Front Window

it is raining softly
as an old Greek woman
dressed in black walks
along the path with
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9.
The Coronation

in the corner of the small square park
a rat picks at a lunchwrap
the night is quiet & the moon is still
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10.
The Marigolds

when you saw
the burning marigolds
set in beds
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