Dates by Rosie Driffill


Thick, indigo baubles of the palm.

Seldom questioned at the iftar but prey to the

High GI smear, in certain circles.

Then again, substitute for chocolate,

Find yourself praised, provided you honour

The subliminal approx. per four dates

Demarcation.      O, dates:

Sweet resin-cake bringer of satiation;

Stickiest harbinger of the mixed message.

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