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Jealousy '83

Haworth Hodgkinson


If people fall from my window
I hold no responsibility;
If people hang themselves from my trees
I do not care.
Should they be poisoned by my herbs
Or savaged by my friends
I would not mind.
But if they sing songs to each other in my garden
I might well be quietly offended.

*  *  *

“We have no names,” he said,
“How can we think of each other and remember
If we have no names?
We are but two blades of grass in a field.”
“Then we must think of names for each other,” she replied.


Written 1983

Published in The Broken Fiddle Issue 3, 1994
(Banff & Buchan District Council)
and in A Weakness for Mermaids, 2007
(Koo Press)

A Weakness for Mermaids The Broken Fiddle 3

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