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Poem by Mary Hobson


Junk Food


Sweet-sour pork, Hong-Kong style, couldnt kill you,
nor could Cadburys cream eggs by the box.
When you lay there, so solid and still, you
were strong, they said. Strong as an ox.

That powerful heart should be beating.
Those great arms should be round your wife.
All that loving and laughing and eating
should be feeding your hunger for life.

June 7th, 2001

Mary Hobson


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


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