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Far above my head,
on a ladder propped against clouds,
father proudly painted gutters
between placing bread and butter
on the table, and putty in the cracks
of family life. Mother, his wife, held onto
his shoe as he flew round the roof,
she gripped tight; in love with our brand
new house. Crikey! Electric cooker
and fridge full of food, 1962, not one cloud
settled in a bright blue sky while a Beatles tune
"Love Me Do", crackled the airwaves.
I swear on a clear day I can see myself
waving from miles away.


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