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Poem by Mary Hobson


Death and the Biker


IТd give my life to hear you
executing the Moonlight Sonata;
You as executioner,
Beethoven as martyr.
You loving the sense
of incongruity,
white music, black leather,
tongue tense,
a parody of assiduity,
holding your few bars together.

27th March, 2000

Mary Hobson


Mary Hobson's other poems:
  1. Laundry Blues
  2. The Counsellors
  3. Summer in Zaraisk or Who wrote Shakespeare?
  4. Now I will always know that you died
  5. Waterloo Station


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