Little Dangers

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she’s got a /mouth full /of Welsh lilt,/dropping sing song/“hullo”

mary janes spit shined
skip hop down old
cobblestones. peter pan
collar starched white
against red gingham,
perfect plaits swinging
brassy in the rare
sunshine. she’s got a
mouth full
of Welsh lilt,
dropping sing song
“hullo”
&
“pardon me”
to random passersby.
she swings
a hand held
tight, an anchor
unrecognized,
slinging a bag full
of crisps
while seagulls
circle overhead.

This poem was written standing on a street corner in Conwy, North Wales on a sunny afternoon as a local school let children out.

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Juliette van der Molen

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Author & artist living in Wales. Her work has appeared widely both online and in print. She is the author of four poetry books & is currently working on a novel

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Author & artist living in Wales. Her work has appeared widely both online and in print. She is the author of four poetry books & is currently working on a novel

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The Junction is a digital crossroads devoted to stories, culture, and ideas. Our interests are legion.

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