A Word

1 November 2012

I want a word with you
but I don’t know which one.
Love is too thick, too rich,
a fly drowning in red wine.

I want a small, careful word
to tuck away in my pocket
with some spare change and a lighter,
so it’s there when I need it.

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About Eleanor Lamb

Eleanor Lamb has completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne with majors in English and Creative Writing. She is a musician and poet and loves reading and performing.


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