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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Brown Paper Packages...




blanket
frosted cotton
silent memory falters
rootless childhood comes to greet me
comfort


there is cold comfort in childhood memories of rootlessness
trying to remember
journey from the new world of Hemel Hempstead
to the ancient cotton lands of Lancashire
some children were parcelled of to boarding school
looked forward to the holidays
I was parcelled up
literally in travel sickness preventative
brown paper
crinkling on the bus
in the holidays
away from parents
homesick
loving it
especially the backs at railway road
allotments and racing pigeons
shaking tins of corn to tempt the weary racers
perched on close-by gasometer
loving that word
gasometer
ometer
omiter
gently squeezing
aching memories
for sweet hopeful juices
omitter
archived
included omitted
omitted
documented senses
reinstalled behind the doors
breaking thorough
new formed
tainted in a good way
rich veins