One Poem by Michael Caines

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.


It’s sometimes barely there,
that old closeness of ours –

that sibling unity.
As cool analysis

would show, we now prefer
some kind of absentee

togetherness. By which
I mean we meet online;

each profile masks a person.
But here’s a compact scene.

Us reformed with a touch
of fellow feeling – passion

almost. I’m heartened by
the likeness in each eye.


Michael Caines lives in London, and has had poems published by Allegro Poetry, Black Bough Poetry, the New European and Visual Verse.

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