All Change

From this perspective
the Skirrid's northern flank is a perfect ski slope

The rail track turns southwards
The hillside is just another wooded cliff
seen the like a million times

I cosy down inside myself
Nothing out there for me

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Ingrained in the Backbrain

Two armies face each other on a battlefield
and hack out right from wrong

A hero
imbued with truth and honesty
defeats an evil tyrant

Billy's sister pours tea
pretends to sip
then pours it back in the pot

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You'd rather keep a rat in a shoe box
under the bed
bring it mud, once a week
cold and wet
just so you can lift the lid
We did your type in school
some Dickens novel

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