Another two by Roger McGough


You and I

I explain quietly. You
hear me shouting. You
try a new tack. I
feel old wounds reopen.

You see both sides. I
see your blinkers. I
am placatory. You
sense a new selfishness.

I am a dove. You
recognize the hawk. You
offer an olive branch. I
feel the thorns.

You bleed. I
see crocodile tears. I
withdraw. You
reel from the impact.

Cake

i wanted one life
you wanted another
we couldn’t have our cake
so we ate eachother.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Another two by Roger McGough

  1. lovely!

    me 🙂 I know.

  2. karinajones

    “i wanted one life, you wanted another” – how awfully real that is. thanks for introducing me to this great poet!

    me: 🙂 He is good, isn’t he?

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