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Working Day Mirage
larrylark

Man sat on a patio.
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Raised decking,
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flat pack plastic chairs,
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a pair, flecked with dust.
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Redundant BBQ set,
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half wrapped
 6
in green polythene,
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mottled with rust.
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Hot day.
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promise of thunder.
 10
Tarmac melts in sweltering heat.
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He was sat shaded by a buddleia in leaf
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growing from the wall behind,
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climbing to the skies.
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A man hurried from the main building
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carrying a file.
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The seated man waved,
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there was no recognition,
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faint smile.
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He rushed on with his mission,
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causing a slip of paper
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to flutter down.
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He reached to catch,
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stumbled over a stone,
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lay prone.
 25
 
 
The seated man rose,
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stepped over,
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walked into the distance.
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A bee danced trance like
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in front of the buddleia,
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dipping into nectar.
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Its wings whirred
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through a shimmering mirage
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as it flew beyond the man,
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returning to its hive.
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2 Sep 18

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