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2 Poems by GE Simons

Collapsing Scenery


The scenery is collapsing

From the Black Country to San Francisco

Because we are all ex-patriots

In the years when we have somewhere to go


There is snowfall between scenes

Flakes of life, forming layers that drift

Amongst autobiographical pages

before melting on angelic faces outside factory gates



In Paris, The Sweltering


In Paris, the sweltering city

We brushed hips in the Embassy of Japan

Then loosened belts on our lightweight raincoats

Before sharing American cigarettes

With longing


In Europe, the blistering continent

We held back oceans and rode morning trains

Unraveling conversations that had taken all night

Then dared each other to travel

Much further


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