Poem taken from:

Ghost Estate by William Wall

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Poem of the Week

Friday, April 22, 2011

QuoteFlight by Wall, WilliamQuote


    for Rui Zink

I missed the flight
because of the terror alert
that has terrified everyone

I had some liquid in my pocket
that they thought
might be explosive

just the artificial tears
I have begun to use
because they come easier

& less painfully
& while I waited for my tears
to be decommissioned

the other passengers said
who would think of taking
tears on a journey

during the war on terror
& where did I think I was going
& who would I use them on

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