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White Rose

you gave me a white rose

put the lamp on the stove

it caught fire

the I Ching said

thunder above the lake

lightning in Baker Street

switched on the cooker

and blew a fuse

blue flash

you see

the whole experience

is electric

from Hole in the WallFind more by Tom Pickard at the library

Copyright © 2002 Tom Pickard
Used with the permission of Flood Editions.

Published in Poems Tom Pickard

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