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How long ago? — an isolate in the bush:
Pink orthoclase, black biotite, glassy quartz,
Coarse-grained from cooling underneath the earth.
Lichen began to spread in light-green patches,
And deeper green and a faded whiteish colour.
One face grew pitted like a honeycomb
Where wind and rain scooped the loose gravel out.
The base was cut in, leaving an overhang,
With a shilling borrowed from his landlady,
He looks out on the slate and sliding roofs
And sees the world a murderer already.
He still must pay for sentiment at large.
Pitied at home, his eye is everywhere.
Under his hand, flies on the window's edge,
Ugly and free of pity take the air.
Whatever he blesses undoes him again.