The Reason

The Reason

It's because you never left
these endless fields

where an oak tree sails the horizon
like a lost galleon

where rabbits crouch in mad-dog heat
under a sky full of eyes

where a gunshot scatters acres of birds
leaving wires like empty staves

where a road runs straight for hours
towards a shimmering spire

where a man can live all his life
beyond calling distance.


'The Reason' from Beyond Calling Distance (Bloodaxe Books, 2001), © Esther Morgan 2001, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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2Neighbours

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3Condemned

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4Out of Season

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5Images on Glass

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7Industrial Light and Magic

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10The Cows

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11Relics

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13Endurance

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14Self Possession

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16The Ghost of This House

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17Care-taking

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19House Rules

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24Why Don't You Just Leave?

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26Are You Homesick for the House of Cards?

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27Growing a Girl

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28British Winter Time

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37What Happens While We are Sleeping

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43Homing

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