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First Day At School

I remember her vividly -

Thirty years telescoped

To that bitter cold January.

Like an over-stuffed sausage

I stood; so many layers

And all too tight.

Armpits hoiked up, jerky marionette-like

Red faced with the exertion of

Not breathing out too hard

Least I split my liberty bodice,

Vest, petticoat, blouse,

Jumper carigan or coat.

Then I saw her: tiny little

Dwarf of a child,

Brown and pinched grey cheeks

Button black eyes.

A veritable filthy fairy child

In her jelly bean sandals

And cerise plastic mac,

Trudging the mile to our new school

Whilst I shuddered at the melted snow

Trickling over my ankle boots.

Soaking my two pairs of socks

My woolly tights

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