Sunshine Rose


White Carnation

Still sleepy with humid heat
she reaches for the kitchen cupboard,
another aspirin to dull the pain.
Damp patches beneath her arms tinged with effort
and over-permed hair that loops above eyes
pale blue, and large as loneliness.

The air stale with school-bags, polished shoes
and rubbish-bins full of vegetable peelings.

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