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Asking for Directions

By Michael Farry

Asking for Directions

Asking for Directions Details:

Published: May 2012
ISBN:       978-0-9565280-9-4

Sample piece from Asking for Directions

What Time is my Funeral?

The grin on the physiotherapist's skeleton
tempts me to fling stone through plate glass,
strike the sternum, watch her collapse jigsaw-
crazy on the supple floor. Unable to restore

he'd reorder, by Friday another on show.
I defy temptation, stalk by nursing home
and church to the vista of the ruins - abbey,
castle - on the riverbank where I ask,

Have I the correct change for the fare?
Did I lock the back door before leaving?

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