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Nectarines

Nectarines is Amber's first collection of poetry written over an intensive period between January 2021 and June 2022. Expected to ship at the end of January 2023.

Nectarines

We lifted buckets

Buckets of nectarines

How did you make so

Many?

 

Peas

I loved you picking one and letting me eat

One

Flowers

Dragon snaps

Peaches, apples, pink and red flowers and of

Course;

Buckets of nectarines

 

Little did you know you were a magician;

Tales were told

Tales were to be telled

 

But you were a fisherman

You brought the food home

 

You only had one pair of shoes to share

With your brother

But you were a sportsman

 

You were an architect

You knew all

You were good and Guinness

 

But you healed me – lifted as a little

Girl

In your arms

Tasting nectarines –

I was safe there

For a time

 

Whose story do

We tell?

 

For I ate nectarines

 

And above all

Mischievous man

You were my Grandad

 

You are my Grandad

Written by Amber Lavinia