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Visiting time Anne Babbs

On our anniversary
I bring photographs
in a cushioned tome.
Its weight
made up of memories

You sit quietly
Whilst I point out
assembled family, friends.
Including, best man Colin
who didn’t ‘forget’ the rings

Visiting time is the winning entry in the 2019 Poetry on Loan poetry competition.

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