Friday, 18 January 2019

A different city

by Oonah V Joslin

each moment
from what has gone

before you were born
or we met
or were there together

all of us
young and lively;
or now.

We say,
It's changed. The old
folks have passed on.

We've changed.
Look at us.
Sixty plus

some gone before
the future arrived
and like it or not

we are reminded
the present was all
anyone ever owned

and is.

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Oonah V Joslin is poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings. She has won prizes for both poetry and micro-fiction. Her book Three Pounds of Cells ISBN: 13: 978-1535486491 is available online from Linnet’s Wings Press and you can see and hear Oonah read in this National Trust video. The first part of her novella A Genie in a Jam is serialised at Bewildering Stories, along with a large body of her work (see Bibliography). You can follow Oonah on Facebook or at Parallel Oonahverse

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