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  1. Ruchazie Moon
  2. Wild Neighbours
  3. Nothing to be Concerned With
  4. Ruchazie Blue
  5. Sterrheid Senryu (sequence)
  6. City Senryu (sequence)
  7. I’ve One More Thing to Say to You
  8. A Short Love Poem
  9. Another Short Love Poem
  10. Jeanette
  11. Eve
  12. Tonight
  13. Cathy
  14. On a Skye Littoral (sequence)
  15. A Short Journey
  16. Lamb: Stillborn
  17. Snow (sequence)
  18. Colour Me Green
  19. Incommunicado
  20. For God & Country
  21. Wowoka’s Song
  22. Write Time

Lamb Stillborn


We came upon you
suddenly
lying on grass ...

I watch
as Gerry turns you over
birth membrane clings
umbilical cord raw
protrudes
there
eyes that will never see
lugs that will never hear
legs that will never gangle
a mouth that can never suckle

A few hours ago
a mother’s heart pumped
nature’s red fuse through
your veins
was she glad to feel your
small perfect body
grow & move
inside her belly
was she proud to be
making you?



– she grieves now
like any mother
at her loss which is you.

What flaw I wonder
causes you to lie here
cold .......stiffening
when it is your
time to live?

I watch
as Gerry rolls you back ...

we walk on;
leave you for crow.

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