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Donna Sørensen is 31 years old. Originally from the UK, she has spent most of the last 10 years living around Europe and North America. She has worked at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin since 2009 and in January 2011, will take over as Events and Publicity Manager for The O’Brien Press. Her poems have appeared in Wordlegs and will appear in next issue of The Stinging Fly.



 

 

 

 

Knives, Forks and Fathers

 

Over the table of carefully set knives
and forks and two porcelain plates
from an eight-part set (dishwasher-proof)
you and I move separately, together, serving
the portioned meat and two-times veg
and our minds are ahead of the eating.
Without looking up, we talk of this and that
and it happens- that each of us carefully places
our worries for our fathers upon the table
between us, amongst the glasses and hands
clutching slightly-warmed metal and I only know
then, finally, that we are no longer children.

 

 

©2010 Donna Sørensen

 

 

 

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