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June 2009, vol 5 no 2

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Jonathan Buckley



A man who smokes “roll-ups” is different from the partaker of ”tailor-mades”: less likely to wear crisp white shirts, more prone to contemplation than action. He’s an “eker” of resources, someone who takes a country lane over a bright new motorway; the smoke thinner, redolent of campfires rather than gas fires. This type of man will never be a high achiever in the ways of the world for he wastes too much time in idle contemplation.

Through closed eyes
The warm red glow of sunlight
On a summer morn

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