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back Edwin Drood's Column 23 June 2015
While the Drood's away at Edwin Drood's Column
It's been a while since we have had a poem by Hugh Featherstone.
So roll over, Edwin, and let Hugh take the stage.
 
Wire

Perhaps I used not to care
for I don't remember being afraid
and now that I am it's not for me
terror ties me to others
the taut strings join at my navel
and even faith
can't seem to stop them humming

For every time a child vanishes
I count ours
every time you drive somewhere
I see you broken
every time I hear the fire brigade
our house burns
every time the phone rings
I ...

... hang from a single wire
the whole fly-blown world
my counterweight
don't cut me down
it's the last line open




From Bird under water, a selection of poems by Hugh Featherstone

© Hugh Featherstone

Another poem from this selection will appear next time the Drood's away.

The Bird under water homepage includes a foreword by Hugh Featherstone
and a linked list of the poems as they appear.
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