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Tim Liardet was born in London in 1959 and educated at the University of York and characterises...
the counterpoint to Bradley’s manic brain;
rattle and bump behind them like a cortège of tin cans.
are turning into mine. That smile.
It started and now it cannot stop.
A potential is mirrored like a shadow. It falls, like rain,
and threads the body’s interstices, goes into your bones. Look.
and squabble, trying to read the label.
Into their white-as-sea-foam trainers,
earned for good behaviour, I slip an overcautious foot.
from The Blood Choir (Seren, 2006), © Tim Liardet 2006, used by permission of the author
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