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Dust by Chris Hemingway


Hold that thought.
Hope it relaxes.
Let it know every notion
has a place.
That sometimes polished thoughts
are the ones you should trust least.
That truths lurk on broken shelves
in run down holiday homes.

Park that thought.
But do it unaided.
Let it rest without uniform
or privileged space.
The best letters look the same
in rear-view mirrors.
Short words fill gaps
on scrabble boards, in silences.

Hold that thought.
Like it’s on the verge of falling.
Let it know every surface
tells a story.

---

Chris Hemingway is a poet and songwriter from Cheltenham.  His first pamphlet “Party in the Diaryhouse” was published by Picaroon Poetry in 2018, and he has previously self-published two collections, “The Future” and “Cigarettes and Daffodils”.

He helps run Gloucestershire Writers Network, Cheltenham Poetry Festival and the “Squiffy Gnu” poetry prompt blog.  You can find out more about Chris by visiting his personal website just here.

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