There was a time
when you would not
read between lines
Now you do little else
even when
there's nothing to read

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Primary Defence Layer

A blazing fire moves in a straight line
tolerates no interference

A fire kept in overnight
can be kicked out by a stranger
(and folk pour coffee on to douse)
No blame            simple fact

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A 5' High Figure

is outside the window
looking in

She follows me

It's like I'm in John Lewis', 4th floor
and yet she is standing in the street
by the main door

No one says anything

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