• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 07
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children see/hear

remember all those telly programmes
watched while the grown-ups drank
talked about things hushed and loud
Mummy things and Daddy things

remember the noises and rattles
the freezing breath on rectangles
cold, hard, glass and the smell
of fresh putty after it broke.

remember a round window
wafts of steam and roasting
potato scents, serving hatch,
tureens and best napkins.

remember a round window
looked through on tip toe
something framed up close
tulips and remains of cake