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Noel King poem in Southword Journal

Noel King was born and lives in Tralee. His poems, haiku, short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in magazines and journals in over thirty countries. His debut collection, Prophesying the Past, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. His second, The Stern Wave is due in 2013.

 

 

 

 

Step Mother

 

 

Step slowly, Mother,

it froze last night,

I am in Dublin,

can’t keep an eye on you.

 

Step slowly, Mother,

when you shop the shops,

buy only what

you really need.

 

Step slowly, Mother,

when the doorbell rings,

don’t let just

anyone in.

 

Step slowly, Mother

when you step in the shower;

Father isn’t there

anymore.

 

Step slowly, Mother,

when your lift comes

to take you to Bridge,

make sure you’re dealt a fair hand.

 

 

 

©2012 Noel King

 

 

 

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Noel King at Salmon

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