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An End of Year Poem  Our final Sunday Morning Poet of 2023 is Duncan Jones

An End of Year Poem

Our final Sunday Morning Poet of 2023 is Duncan Jones

by Duncan Jones, Poet in Residence
first published: December, 2023

approximate reading time: minutes

The old year now away is fled...

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Duncan Jones has become a regular contributor to Outsideleft (both poems and essays), and even performed at one of our 'Quiet Night Out' events this year.  Twentythree Stroke Twentyfour is his farewell to the old year.  Enjoy. 

 

Twentythree Stroke Twentyfour

Hope is a thing but
Listen, a winter
Whistles sick
Through bits of chat

The wrong boy barks
Outside the disabled shitter door

Looking grey as
Down on your end times maybe chicken wings
(With feathers still)

The old year now away is fled
Bend o’er, work up a fixéd face

A New Year comes now reeking
In up fucking splendour. SMILE.

© 2023 Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones
Poet in Residence

Duncan has lived and worked in Birmingham for over forty years. He does things with words and pictures.


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