Happy Valentine’s

Couples

Some are tent poles

propping each other up,

one falls over and the other topples,

that’s no good.

others are two pawns meeting

down the same file.

They’ll never budge till a piece

comes and knocks them off.

Then there are the couples

who live in the same house,

eat at the same table,

sleep in the same bed

but they’re two opposing magnets.

There are other couples

walking around parks, travelling on buses,

clinging, frightened, quietly frantic

or standing next to each other,

two sheep in a field

chewing, chewing, chewing

until at last they can swallow.

Michael Stewart

www.michael-stewart.org.uk

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About headspam

I'm a writer from Salford, now based in Bradford. I've written for theatre, radio and TV. And the following books: King Crow (novel: Bluemoose Books); Couples (poetry: Valley Press); Cafe Assassin (novel: Bluemoose Books); Mr Jolly (short stories: Valley Press) Author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Stewart/e/B007N2ZOQS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1461838889&sr=8-3
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