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milner place | the rareness of birds

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the rareness of birds

where are the tits
enquired flavian postlethwaite
that used to steal
cream from your milk bottles

and the rooks
that nested in the elms
enjoined bert thumbs

haven’t seen a popeyed mistlethrush
since 63
remarked dennis oglesbury
when i shared a gallon of scrumpy
with those gnomes
in the vicar’s garden

no milkmen
said flavian

dutch elm disease
added bert

piss-poor scrumpy
growled dennis

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