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Kathleen Bartholomew

Poesie De Paris

Poesie de Paris

Current racing, yet the boat holds still;
moored fast beside the edges of the Seine.

Floating debris passes by, broken free
from rubbish dumped on the banks carelessly.

The ship’s bilge, rank! Disgorged
adds to the brown disturbed river.

Mistletoe Pom Poms hang unhindered
in the trees: stripped bare by winter solitude

now begins signs of being pushed aside-
to bear the inevitable advent of spring,

which will transform the rubbish
and the murky anguished water

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