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Man In The Long Grass

From this collection:
Vanishing Act
Church Lane End

From Selected Poems:
Vanishing ActChurch Lane EndTwelve

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Vanishing Act

The thinnest of margins,

a shadow of doubt,

one moment you’re in,

next moment you’re out.

You play like an angel,

you slay the attack,

you run like a hare,

now you’re marching back.

So how has this happened,

and why are you here?

What terrible magic

made you disappear?