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Bert Flitcroft
Off Bert Flitcroft

Imagine the pent-up energy,
the violence, of a single electron
spinning madly around its nucleus,
unable to break free.

Think millions of them,
going nowhere
in the red-hot cauldron
of their universe

Off, by Bert Flitcroft, was the winning poem in the 2017 Poetry on Loan poetry competition. entries had to be on the theme Onwards, upwards, freedom.

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Poets, prattlers and Pandemonialists
24 October 2017
Leamington library