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Embers

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

Grandma sleeps in front of the fading embers
and as she sleeps, relives a time
when home was warm with family
and plentiful with food.

*  *  *

In the prosperous city
fax machines are jammed with Christmas pudding
and congealing turkey fat blocks the drains.

*  *  *

Grandma sleeps alone in front of the dying embers.
Dust settles.
Ice crystals form.

 


Written 1999
Edited 2002

Published in The Lemon Tree Magazine, 2003
(The Lemon Tree)
and in A Weakness for Mermaids, 2007
(Koo Press)

A Weakness for Mermaids Lemon Tree, December 2003


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