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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT By John Lary

Martin’s hands were tingling. He hadn’t expected it to be so cold, but the mist enveloping the country park had brought the temperature tumbling down. “Should’ve worn my gloves, Jean” he said. Jean smiled her I-told-you-so smile. She never felt … Continue reading

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LAST ORDERS By John Lary

Herbie stood on the edge of the runway watching the Cessna plane, his flight out of the remote African Ocean island, disappear into the distance without him. It had been the fulfilment of a lifetime’s dream to come to the … Continue reading

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TWILIGHT By John Lary

Tomorrow when you wake You will find your garden has been taken If you dare to venture outside You will see no town where a town was before. Cold-hearted fog will have gathered all about him And clutched it all … Continue reading

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ALL PRINCES LIVE IN CASTLES By John Lary

All princes live in castles The rich own half of Spain Debutantes jet off to France And jet back home again In sleek dark Lamborghinis Recline the upper classes At five star west end venues They drink from crystal glasses … Continue reading

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BLUE By John Lary

I got you this scarf It’s blue I know you like blue (At least I think you do) I thought about it and I seemed to recall That of all the dresses I’ve seen you wearing Some are (or at … Continue reading

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THE GIFT By John Lary

The gift of your friendship to me Is like a precious seam of gold Running through the earth under my feet: It enhances my existence It consoles and uplifts me because of your understanding Of what a fellow human needs … Continue reading

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TO BE ALONE AT CHRISTMAS By John Lary

To be alone at Christmas is a poor use of your time Nay, worse, it is a crime, to be alone at Christmas   To be alone at Christmas is what I want and plan to do So won’t you … Continue reading

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