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Kindred Spirits

Coming from different avenues
We meet on the same pathway
Something in your toxic stare stills the water,
A gulf between our generations, stepping stones between
My first world problems, sleep indulged fear of solitude
And your experience, a life well fulfilled,
Grandchildren running up your knees.
Until there is nothing but the river
And the faintest wistful smiles
That settle in the sunset.

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About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.

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