#5 Peepers


(for Gloria)


I still think of Gander


5 a.m. arrival – is that right?

Folk go home but I

Flashing light (arcade fun)

Whose thumbs?

What’s in the canteen/(             ) round the corner?

How do I wrap myself round this

(anti-theft)                    freedom

(Outside)                         of ice floes

Ten, twenty, eighty miles

snow banks                    ice

bugs deep asleep somewhere not here (Gander)

Stopped ceiling fans and posters of


The clipped and unzippeds sit elsewhere

TV light-lit warm

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