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Couldn’t buy blueberries

Unite political department’s Joy Johnson’s latest poem
UniteLive, Friday, June 17th, 2022


I couldn’t go into John Lewis. Not from that door. The door from
the Square, Cavendish Square. It was the menswear that did it.
Scarves. Hankies. That sweater you liked and the blue shirt. No matter
the occasion, your top button would be undone. Your tie lopsided. Time
too precious to waste to tie a Windsor Knot. I couldn’t listen to Janet
Baker’s Dido’s Lament. Her aria was glorious. And yes we will
remember. You were told to eat blueberries. Packed with vitamins and
health giving properties. Perfectly spherical.

By Joy Johnson, Unite political department

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