the bold calligraphy of her heart
displays elsewhere on other special trees.
Answers fight their way into the exam paper
for fear of being stranded in a section
of the brain which is never again accessed.
A late and uninformative thank you
letter is tortured into existence
by a furiously embarrassed mother.
In one dull place, the words which might have formed
a poem struggle for coherence in
a conversation about last night’s t.v.