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Poetry By: dadio


Submitted:Mar 1, 2013    Reads: 9    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   

Early July
and Judith sat
on the wooden fence
beside you

over looking the pond
which she called the lake
dressed in a plain grey skirt
and green blouse

her brown hair
brushed untidily
as was per norm
her hands beside her

balancing her
on the top beam
mum said men
are not to be trusted

Judith said
me included?
you asked
you especially

she said smiling
she didn't mention you by name
just said men in general
and my dad looked at her

sideways on
pulled a face
then carried on
with his breakfast

a jackdaw flew across
the pond noisily
making Judith jump
bloody bird

nigh on made me
wet myself
she said
following the bird's flight

what made your mother
go on an anti men campaign?
you asked
watching two ducks

move across
the water's skin
I think she saw us
coming through the woods

behind your house
yesterday after school
Judith said
we were too close together

mum said
but where she was
to see us I have no idea
hanging from a tree maybe

you said
don't think so
Judith said smiling
maybe she's spying on us now?

you suggested
Judith looked around her
then back at you
don't say that

I almost had kittens
it's not kittens
you have to worry about
you said

sunlight flickered
through high branches
birds sang
white clouds

moved slowly overhead
you touched her hand
with yours
felt her warm skin

her fingers
her short fingernails
she looked at the flickering sunlight
I know

she said softly
come on
let's go near the lake
she said

and jumped off the fence
and so did you
and walked over
the grass

to the pond's side
under a vast sky of blue.


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