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Carol Ann Duffy

To the Unknown Lover Horrifying, the very thought of youwhoever you are,future knife to my scar,stay where you are. Be handsome, beautiful, drop-deadgorgeous, keep away.Read my lips.No way. OK? This old heart of mine’san empty purse.These ears are closed.Don’t phone, want dinner, make things worse.Your little quirks?Your wee endearing ways?What makes you you, all that?… Continue reading Carol Ann Duffy

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