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Time Gentlemen, Please by Kevin Higgins

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Where you’ve gone
        the air may be a Mardi Gras
of insects and pollen,
        but where I live
it’s winter. World without ice cream,
I make do with soda bread,
        and spend long evenings
googling you. Most days,
        I know
it was nothing personal:
        I was the hobby
you took up to pass
        the worst years
of the recession. And when
        the sky comes down
I still rush out to take
        your favourite T-shirt
in out of the rain.

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