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Warning –
all the things you keep in your house
can kill you.
Remember when you cut your finger –
the kitchen was dark.
A family friend
had once come over
to replace all your light bulbs
with energy-saving ones.
They always take their time –
that’s why
the kitchen was dark,
and when the refrigerator chimed
you jumped
because the kitchen was dark
and you were concentrating
on slicing zucchini,
and then there was this sudden chime –
that’s why you jumped
and cut your finger.
Do you think it was
all a coincidence?

Warning –
all the things you keep in your head
can kill you.
Remember your friend who believed
there was an angel
living on the moon
and there was only one day –
one day each year
when you could talk to him.
You went to the window
and realised you were too late –
The moon had slid behind
the buildings on
the opposite side
of the street.
You thought
you could not make it
through another year –
you opened a kitchen drawer,
took a knife and pressed it
against your upturned wrist
and that was it –
You took a breath in,
put it back
and went to bed.
Do you think it was
all a coincidence?

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