4 Dec 2012

Two/Too – Heather Cam

[1955–current, born Canada, migrated to Australia in 1977]

Tonight alone,
I turn down the sheets
and find a hair
– not mine.

It makes my bed too broad,
my night too long;
and in the morning
an orange has two halves,
the tea-bag is too strong
for one cup.

Source: Cam, H 1990, 'The Moon’s Hook', Poetry Australia 125, South Head Press, Sydney.

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