Two Spoons and

The Remains of Frank Mills

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It was the Almeirah

That I arranged

And rearranged

When my brothers

Also your father

Were away on the roads

Courting their women

And I home all to myself

 

It was the Almeirah

Which kept away

The ghosts

Creeping in

From behind

In the mid of the night

When the clock stuck

Twelve

 

It was the Almeirah

Which housed

The elusive me

Who peaked out

Only through the mirror

 

It was the Almeirah

Behind which

The “tup”, “tup” kitties

Lived

Until I wooed them

To the

Warmth of my neck

Under the thick

Black hair

 

It was the Almeirah

Which housed

My father’s treasures,

A tie or two

And an unworn coat

Few shirts

Few trousers

And his taste

And his soul

 

Soul is not your care

Antique is

Sentiments you know not

Emotions stir you not

 

Four years in this abode

You learned nothing

Having grown up

In the world of

Competition, jealously

And greed

 

When you came to me

You owed nothing

Now you do

 

Two spoons,

 Big N' small

The Remains of Frank Mills,

My bed mate

Ah!

The duplicate House Key

And,

Of course,

The Almeirah 

- August 2008

 

 

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