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Billy chased me round the playgroundwith hands full of fists
Billy yelled at me across the football pitchwith a mouth full of stings.
I give you clean air
You give me poisonous gas.
I give you mountains
You give me quarries.
I give you pure snow
You give me acid rain.
It was perfect
like stars aligning or
looking up from your boo when the class is silent
just as she does
so perfect you can feel it in your spine
There she was on the news,Miss Goody Two Shoescaught on CCTV.
Don't look so shocked.Of course you know who – who else but Goldilocks!
When Harry went awayhe stole a part of Mum.No-one warned us. No-one said.We looked and looked for ages –
Sugarcake!Sugarcake!Ah chile sweetie tinga Trini granny could mek:
I am a guillemotI use my bill a lotI get the fish out of the wetI eat my fill a lot.I live on ledgesVertical Edges
Ah sey, ah want it short,Short back an' side,Ah tell him man, ah tell himWhen ah teck him aside,Ah sey, ah want a haircutAh can wear with pride,
The biggest berries are in the centreof a tunnel of thorny bushes.A shark gaping wide,promising not to nip.