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Poem: Recurring Dream

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School days reveries inspire this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Damian Balassone.

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Recurring Dream

I catch a glimpse
of Rosa-Marie.
She’s leaving on the school bus,
but doesn’t wave to me.
Though I’m standing on my toes,
she doesn’t seem to see.

I catch a glimpse
of Rosa-Marie.
She’s leaving on the school bus,
but doesn’t notice me.
Though I’m standing in the rain,
she doesn’t seem to see.

I catch a glimpse
of Rosa-Marie
as that bus pulls away
for all eternity,
but this time as I stare,
I’m sure she looks at me

as if she understands
that this is the end
and she will never see
my pimply face again.

Damian Balassone, from Warrandyte, Victoria, is the author of three volumes of poetry, including the forthcoming collection of short poems and epigrams ‘Love is a Weird Cat’. His poem ‘When the School Bell Chimed’ featured in Poet’s Corner on February 14.

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