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April Challenge - Apercus


Take a fleeting feeling by the throat

Then crush until all comprehension dies.

Now erect its empty effigy -

And do this day by day, by day, by day...


Should teenagers be obscene

And not observed?


That 'Easy, Self-Assembly Pack'

Will blow your mind then break your back.


Oxford -

Dreaming spires,

Aspiring schemes,

Expiring screams.


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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Apr 06, 2023

Bravo John! Just the ticket.

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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
Apr 06, 2023

Should teenagers be obscene and not observed? - A belter of a line sir.

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Stephen Kingsnorth
Stephen Kingsnorth
Apr 06, 2023

All excellent, though I particularly like 'teenagers'...!

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John Dallison
John Dallison
Apr 06, 2023
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😎 Thanks, Stephen. Me too!

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Jes Derry
Jes Derry
Apr 06, 2023

A very powerful first line, it had me “hooked”. A clever write.

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