Brian Wake

(Liverpool)

Poems of Brian Wake

1. ADRIFT 6/12/2013
2. Books 6/12/2013
3. Buried Treasure 6/12/2013
4. Clutching At Straw 6/12/2013
5. COUNTING STARS 6/12/2013
6. Country Dancing 6/12/2013
7. ETCETERA 6/12/2013
8. Fifty Hats 6/12/2013
9. GOETHE'S CLOCK 6/12/2013
10. I NEVER DID THINK 6/12/2013
11. INTO HIDING 6/8/2013
12. KEPT SIMPLE 6/12/2013
13. Lazarus Meets the Press 6/12/2013
14. LEADING THE BLIND 6/12/2013
15. PARADISE 6/12/2013
16. Rwanda 1994 6/12/2013
17. Signs of Spring 6/12/2013
18. Throwing Stones 6/12/2013
19. Travelling Backwards 6/26/2013

COUNTING STARS

In the early hours then, sometime between
not wanting to get up and needing to,
expectant silences, the visual discrepancy
between gunmetal blues of fading night
and gorgeous morning, my father walked
the landing half asleep.

He asked me if… do I, he said, still work,
and should I shave, and if the bus was due.

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