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Dates Dave Reeves

I prefer figs. Their
particular grit sands the
past in a way that
grander pits never can.

Dates have hard centres.
Remember?
Hurt: that birthday,
that wedding,
that molar.

 

Dave Reeves was well-known to poetry audiences throughout the West Midlands; he performed at many Poetry on Loan gigs. We were all saddened to hear of Dave's recent death. This poem was a close runner-up for this year's poetry postcards.

 

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