flowers for sale at a newsagent

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DS Maolalai

not feeling recently so very inspired in spite of birds which wheel and scatter on the sky like salt on bacon.

things wilt in the wrong conditions. flowers on sale half-price at a newsagent.

a city pent up like leaves in a doorway, spread out below me and crunching with aches, aching to be touched and be touched and be touched.

DS Maolalai has been nominated four times for Best of the Net and three times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016) and "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019).

DS Maolalai
DS Maolalai
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flowers for sale at a newsagent