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Country blues Patricia Green

The cold bit early
this year
Blue hands declined
to chop logs

The wood fell and made
blue bruises on her legs
She didn't cry. She stared
at the cold blue sky.

Country blues, by Patricia Green, is the winner of the adult section of the 2021 Poetry on Loan poetry competition. 

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Poetry on Loan poetry competition winners announced!

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