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Richard de Nooy

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Five Twitter Poems | Trumposaurus Rex

1.
Don’t push a poem
don’t drag it out
and stand it up
against a wall
let the – ready –
obedient – aim –
write it in – fire.

2.
How we laughed
when you rose
golden orange
from the yolk
of your glittering
Fabergé egg

How strange it was
to see you grow
Trumposaurus Rex

3.
Then she slid towards me
like a frightened child across
her wall-to-wall bed, and I
could almost feel her willing
me to hug her to death

4.
Such clear, cold nights
are made for the naked
patient eye to spy
smaller constellations
distant smudges in the sky

5.

 
 

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