Monday, August 28, 2006

School Boys

From one generation

to the next

they're grubby cuffs,
loose shirt tails
and stone-cut shoe leather toes.

Scraping and scrapping along,
pushing and shoving
- 14 or 15 years or so -
in unison
with mouldy oranges
in dark recesses.

School boys
never change.

- PH, 1990


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