Roger Hudson Poems

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1.
In A World Of Grown-Ups

So what is it this adulthood?
You see them on the telly
Being interviewed
These adults
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2.
In Pretty Prague

Over the cobbles they scuttle
Through narrow winding lanes
In fairytale city
These multi-tongued tourist beetles
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3.
Like A Gangster Movie

The hesitant phonecall from the callbox across the road
The gloomy stairwell and lift
The setting sun picking out the backs of old sandstone buildings
Glimpsed through the window
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4.
Winter 1947

Newsreels
Of trains doggedly ploughing through feet-high drifts of snow
Of lorries and cars snowed up in blizzards
Abandoned
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5.
Not Beautiful

Not beautiful
In a conventional sense.
The dark hair
That becomes matted easily
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6.
Migrants

Echoing
The myriad swallows
Perched like notes on a music sheet
On telegraph wires overhead
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7.
The City's Backside

To passengers on the train
The city exposes its dirty backside

Flashing
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8.
How You Say It

Say "kite"
He said
Say it!
Hard
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9.
Cartoon Fear

A child's nightmare
Recurrent
Big green cartoon crocodile
Yellow eyes glaring
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10.
Sometime Never

"I know what I'll call it, " he said.
"I've tried.
That's what I'll call it. I've tried.
I. Apostrophe. Vee. Ee. Tried.
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