Very Selected: Michael Laskey
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Very Selected: Michael Laskey

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'Originality of thought and quality of execution' - Robert Potts, The Guardian


This Very Selected pamphlet brings together the best selected poetry by Michael Laskey, as part of The Poetry Business' Very Selected collection.


Between Two Lit Rooms

Michael Laskey


After work, of ronce, to walk home

not to drive, foot hinged to the clutch,

through town, but to walk on your own

out into the open dark,


the Plough, the Pole Star, Orion

distancing you from your day.

Then down the ringing wrought-iron

spiral staircase to the softer


asphalt of the all but empty

car park. One January night.

Such space around you, such plenty:

a good fifteen minutes walking


between two lit rooms, the split halves

of your life, the future, the past.

But for now a skive down this path,

the ridge of the fence furred with frost.

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