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‘the thin gold rim’

the thin gold rim
of a porcelain cup
its faded cowslips
from other springtimes

the tiny perfection
of a seahorse skeleton
with crown of spines intact
found in a rib of sand

a hand-stitched haori
its white silk lining
yellowed at the edges
a gift in Kyoto

old things – blurred
by memory’s traces
a shifting collage
of an imagined life

and re-imagined
in the lone corners
of the day (the wind
worrying at the trees)

as water colours
on tracing paper
overlaid and coexistent
in a life’s time.


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