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Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: the circle of slippers

A circle of slippers,
the occasional laced leather,
border a busy carpet.
Dozing, silent, I wonder whether,
sitting side-by-side,
there is need for conversation
when all you talk to
is a woolly, knitted shoulder
a creation of comfort - not loose chatter.

The wave of grey heads,
eye-lids low in thought,
recall past lives in detail;
school days, poems long since taught.
Old friends dearly loved
and lost - but young once more -
come to life beneath those lowered lids,
and tenuously dance
upon the slippered floor.

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