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Allein: Senryu

ALLEIN

Seeking another
Full of hope and determination
Yet without success

Where’s Molly

WHERE’S MOLLY?

Nought and sixty
Journeys round the sun
A well earned retirement yawned

But ever resolute and determined
…..(While behind her back
…..The usual poltronas whispered
…..Words like “stubborn” or “obstinate”)
And presumably wishing to remain
In the best of good fettle

Announced her intention
To walk ten miles
Each and every day
And, as good as her word
She then walked her talk
Setting off the next day

And the next
And the next
And so on and so on
And so now of course
No one has the first idea
Of where she might be

(Except of course Molly)

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“Poltrona – lazy woman, indolent woman”. (Wiktionary)

Buried Memories

BURIED MEMORIES

The game ain’t over yet
This determined winner
Freeing them one by one
Is that same evolving “I”

Listen and you will hear us
Your grateful cheerleaders
Shouting our encouragement
From the dugouts and sidelines

Winner

WINNER

She swam determinedly
In the now
Upstream
Against the current
She swam determinedly

Gritted her teeth
She heard the cheering from the banks

She swam determinedly
In the now
Upstream
Against the current
She swam determinedly

Gritted her teeth
Swam on

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