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 i was thinking about dad & spencer
particularly an early party - 
listening to jazz, yelping about debussey, even dancing !
about the melancholy then tragedy
a sense of romance induces,
about regret, loss,
undigested grief -
that early loss of a mother, louisa.
the father filling them with the sad beauty,
the drama of classical music.
then spencer loving opera, books, poems
(wayne still has one or two of spencer's poems)
7 finding jazz
which goes back to africa for roots.
sensual years, loving years
then the bloodsucking of children
who busily suck even
the bloom off the parent's cheek
—Brian Potiki  
   © 1997