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Still Life by Simon Alderwick

Still Life

start with the eyes

the eyes are where you will see

you'll see he's just as living as you and me

you'll see he's wise

with a wicked sense of humour

if you're just looking at him

you might think he's strong and powerful

but if you grip his arms

you'll see there's nothing there

his strength is not physical

it's pure willpower

but if you really want to know him

watch him with my daughter

pure love he has for us

although his heart don’t beat

Simon Alderwick

Simon Alderwick is a poet from Surrey. His work is featured or forthcoming in Seiren, Near Window, Riot Act, Raised Brow Press, The Daily Drunk and Whatever Keeps The Lights On. Twitter @SimonAlderwick


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