Mrs Dalloway

by Jealous of the Birds

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Mrs Dalloway


Do you still go to the magpie store
with the vintage fur coats
and jewellery-laden drawers?

Do you still talk in hieroglyphs and wit
from books you’ve read
and films full of pith?

Christ, can we just have a conversation
where money and ambition fall away?
There’s a garden full of sweet pea and carnations.
We’ll lie out on the grass there someday, someday.

my Mrs Dalloway
my Mrs Dalloway
sketching women in summertime cafes,
so reluctant to go home.

Do you still cry as you pull into the drive,
thinking ‘God, is this it --
what it means to be alive?’

Do you still paint every Sunday when you wake?
I recall you used to point out
every subtle flawed mistake.

I still don’t know the names of constellations
or the true circumference of the Earth,
but Christ, can we just have a conversation
where you are self-endowed with silver worth?

my Mrs Dalloway,
my Mrs Dalloway,
sketching women in summertime cafes,
so reluctant to go home.

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released June 2, 2017
Written by Naomi Hamilton
Produced by Declan Legge

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