edited by Jody Porter
Money Go Roundby Lisa Kelly As she takes and empties my purseand sighs at the coins – three 2ps, one 10,then slams out of the house with a curseand two surly-faced friends who now won’t be treated to chips,I am my mother who crumbledwhen my brother or I gave her lip,threatened to leave home, or grumbled at the emptiness of her purse,and I sigh at the coins, three 2ps, one 10,think how much easier it would be to curse,ignore family, sod off with friends.
Lisa Kelly’s pamphlet, Bloodhound, was published by Hearing Eye in 2012. She is a regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London.
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