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Tunnel vision Ros Woolner

This time of year, he’s
out there raking leaves,
scarifying, lifting moss and thatch,
scanning for signs of moles. 

In spring he mows on average
twice a week, resows with seed
he keeps beside the bed 
and scans for signs of moles. 

Every year, Poetry on Loan runs a poetry competition for people who live, work or study in the West Midlands. This year's theme was Vision, and Tunnel vision, by Ros Woolner, was one of the shortlisted entries..

A poem in an instant
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Poetry competition results!

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