Switzerland 3

February 20, 2008

In the morning
lie in bed and eat some squares
of swiss chocolate.

You can do that when abroad
and when in Bern,
you have no choice.

In the kitchen,
Uncle Michael scrapes toast –
like climbers chipping ice caps,

Through the window, curled roofs
jut against the
solid sky.

This morning, Uncle Bundi came
to find me typing in the bedroom.
“Lydia-

she is always writing?”.
Can almost see him
pushing back his winter coat,

bending down
to stroke the fur
on Ika’s back.

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2 Responses to “Switzerland 3”

  1. Pam said

    Like the form of this-hope you had a great time!

  2. Thanks Pammy, been a bit strange – will tell you about when we see each other next – or poss blog it!LXX

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