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Monday, 8 August 2011

Harvest Time

Seeds rashly
Scattered
Ground
Underfoot
Latent anger potent germinates

Shot-triggered
Sudden shoots
Watered by
Familial tears
Sweep through startled streets

Rage grows
Blossoms
Bursting
Fire-flowers
Acrid-scented choking smoke


We dread this
Deadly flowering
Yet
We sow
And reap
And reap and still we sow

© Jane James

Tottenham in flames as riot follows protest
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Jane works in Arts & Heritage in the West Midlands, spends too much time
on Twitter and is constantly surrounded by fish.

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