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Roots

As we walked
the polished roots
stubbed my toes.
We talked
but had little to say
the past was like a briar rose
blush and prickly.

Robert James Berry
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Raven

When we first met
‘excuse me, please’
you said frostily
your eyes were lovely, dark and
enormous, you moved like a cat
your raven hair was unruly
you closed your eyes
in silent eloquence
and expunged me.

Robert James Berry
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Fog

I would have swam into that sea
without a backward glance
but the fog came.
The great hills were shawled
the moon spoke to me
I could not breathe 
I put my soul into my fingertips
you were warm as honey
I haven’t been so moved
since my mother died.

Robert James Berry
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Starlight

Starlight glittered on a calm sea
you were more radiant
could be clashing rocks
a typhoon
I awoke from a long dream
it was like snow
had fluttered into my head.
There was a big fog
round the capes
I was a little boy
in a strange world
the galaxies shone
the night was quiet
and the sea was still.

Robert James Berry
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Wind

After a walk in the biting wind
I knew nothing
the river was turbid
I’d brewed tar-like tea
and slept in snatches.
As the tide flooded in
you shook a head of black curls
and in the light from the gas lamps,
you smiled. The masts of ships
the gleam of a night-watchman’s fire
rain skittering over the cobbles
they weren’t so glamorous as you.

Robert James Berry
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Slither

You’re a slither of a girl
with skin like toasted sesame
you’re toned
brilliant voiced
your hair is a flight of ravens.
Petulant,
you have a sweet smell
it’s enticing
making me giddy
I idolize you.

Robert James Berry
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Tetchy

You were tetchy
quick to rile
but the chemistry was good
I threw away my life
when I left you.
You were gloss
your back arched
like sexual geography
you were serene
when I stroked you
you mewed, curled up tight
and stared into me,
you were uncommonly pretty.

Robert James Berry
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