Grimbeau

Scroodles

Alice Springs

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The Pelican’s

Moored quayside;

Newly Clipped

& Trimmed:

 

Larboard

harboured

barbered

crimped

 

shrimplines

ripple

 

 

 

A poodle –

Kingsized,

Going

by the

name

Alice…

 

(plaintive, insistent yell on shoreline, middle-distant)

 

Doggy-paddles

pristine

past

Mates Motel

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This

Weekend will comprise one diamond guest:

Familiar, nosey, potty, bumptious…

What is guest? A wayfarer, a punter,

A complicit victim of hospitality!

This is not a motel, there are no

Bed & Breakfast signs, no spiteful

Waiters spitting in the soup. No Bill.

Just the old, battered emotional baggage to

Attend to, false dawns, a restless farewell.

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