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Jawbone Walk by Julia Sanchez

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Title: Jawbone Walk
Author: Julia Sanchez
Number: 84/100
Allocated postcode: EH9

Jawbone Walk

Jawbone licks like sand at heels,

sauntering hand in hand;
licks at tanned leaves, crawling, and
at trees, wrapped in shawls like howls:

the trees, they cradle tumours,
in threes—like china-doll-babies.

They spit blossoms in spring for comic effect,
parting mud and meadows
(where gulls click their wings,
then drop like fish, loaves

And wine—

then click swoop and roar

up)—

parting mud and meadows
like Moses, but considerately pragmatic.

Ambulances wail ancient sirens;
Asazi tinkers his xylophone;

And the djembe beats the day to

Stop.

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  1. […] No. 82: Tradesmen Visit by Finlay Gall No. 83: Waking up with Edinburgh by Helle Häng No. 84: Jawbone Walk by Julia Sanchez No. 85: Circus Lane by Ivan Landers No. 86: Sweet Sandy by McGuire No. 87: Scarlet by Roddy Lumsden […]

  2. […] No. 82: Tradesmen Visit by Finlay Gall No. 83: Waking up with Edinburgh by Helle Häng No. 84: Jawbone Walk by Julia Sanchez No. 85: Circus Lane by Ivan Landers No. 86: Sweet Sandy by McGuire No. 87: Scarlet by Roddy Lumsden […]

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