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tigerdreams

Roger McGough 1937 (Litherland)

i go to sleep on all fours
ready to pounce
on any dream
in which you might appear
Claws withdrawn
i want you live
the image fresh as meat
i want you live
the memories flesh to eat
Every nightmare its the same
prowling through forests
growling your name
until the alarmclock cracks the first twig
and lifting the blankets
i collapse
into the undergrowth.
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Submitted by Robert_Haigh on June 17, 2020

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. more…

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