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            [post_content] => My childhood blurs
in yellow light and cinnamon air,
the year irrelevant. A single Gloria
holds all my Christmas Eves: nights

when we breathe dragon-smoke, clutch
rain-crinkled paper and sing
to our streets, two tunes
at once and all out of time.
This is the closest I come

to faith; out-of-tune voices
make the lyrics feel
true, make me wonder
if the streetlamp is a star,
guiding us somewhere
            [post_title] => Southgrove Road Carol Singing
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                    [wpcf-summary-description] => This poem was a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network (YPN) in 2016.
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                    [title] => Beth Davies
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