October 12th


All year it has been there, though hidden well,

looking like all the other numbers, just

waiting to be ticked with barely a glance.

A date to pass through as we thought we must.


And yet now see what it has done to us.

Just see what all the time it held in store.

A day to trip us, through remaining years.

How could we not have noticed it before?


From: A Walk in Winter (Enitharmon,1989),

Time Between Tides (Rockingham, 2009)




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