Own a rock in the middle of the riverbed. River Omulevka. Yakutia. Russia.
Own a rock in the middle of the riverbed. River Omulevka. Yakutia. Russia.

BooksAugust 12, 2016

The Friday poem: ‘Solo’, by Brian Turner

Own a rock in the middle of the riverbed. River Omulevka. Yakutia. Russia.
Own a rock in the middle of the riverbed. River Omulevka. Yakutia. Russia.

New verse by Otago writer and optimist Brian Turner.

 

Solo

 

You can almost

guarantee no one’s

going to stop

for a single shoe

lying in scraggy

roadside grass:

not for that

lone soul.

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