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Carbost Falls

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

We had both stopped
to peer over the precipice
at the burn, endlessly flinging itself
into the chasm below.

She asked where I came from
and, reasoning that she wouldn't know Auchnagatt,
I tried Ellon... Peterhead...?
It turned out she hadn't heard of Aberdeen.

The burn flung itself
over the precipice
where we both stood,
endlessly peering into the chasm below.

I forget where she was from —
South Africa, Zimbabwe, somewhere like that.

 


Written 2006

Published in Pushing Out the Boat Issue 6, 2007
(Pushing Out the Boat)

Pushing Out the Boat 6


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