Holiday romance

 
All your everythings, no nevers
and more die-for-yous
than the
end of the limited offer.
 
Just fly.
 
A book and a bask.
You always take the time
to work me out,
hoist my flag.
 
For that
you can just sit back –
I’ll always
open up to you.
 
Trust me,
I’m a…
 
deckchai

from Lucky Day (Carcanet, 2005), © Richard Price 2005, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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