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A forest near Toulouse

The mist of mountains brings in tears of rain Where charcoal burners sought to set up home. The forest floor is thick with fern again Their labours lost, their bodies buried bone. Strong men cut trees to feed the furnance … Continue reading

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The heat sucked life out of her body her skin felt strangely numb heartbeat quickening lungs full of heavy heat. Eyes strain a desperate need to keep focused as her whole body succumbed to fatigue. So this is India. Can … Continue reading

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Eating Apricots in France

for Jean and Mado Under the sun umbrella on the terrace old friends meet. Watching the mist on mountains listening to the call of the cowman urging his herd to milking. Eating apricots, sipping wine, a gentle informality, born of … Continue reading

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In hospital

Tortured burbling comforted into silence, they say she’s pretty. She’d lived in France near the Somme vast experience there for the talking.

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