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Red shoes, striped bag Roz Goddard

I caught myself walking
past the window
of a coffee shop.
Just a glimpse -

as if I was a stranger,
seeing myself
for the first time.
Red shoes, dress of blue
and green flowers

Red shoes, striped bag    Roz Goddard

Red shoes, striped bag, by Roz Goddard, is one of the poems that didn't quite make the final selection for our current poetry postcards.



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The Book of Job, the Musical
28 May 2018
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Andrew Motion at Ludlow Assembly Rooms
8 June 2018
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