Monday, 24 October 2011

from 'In Medias Res' by Christopher Reid

XV

Splitting an apple,
I find a cache of commas.
Every tomato
wears an asterisk.
A bookworm in the kitchen,
I take note
how you hold your tea-cup
by the question-mark,
and how you smile in quotes.



from Arcadia, OUP 1979
© Christoper Reid 1979


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