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Robin Gallaher Branch Email
Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa


Branch, R.G., ‘Three Moments in Life’, Literator 37(1), Art. #1188, 1 page. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/lit.v37i1.1188


Three Moments in Life

Robin Gallaher Branch

Published: 20 Mar. 2016

Copyright: © 2016. The Author(s). Licensee: AOSIS.
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A Meditation on Mean

An executive decision cutting my work and pay



I scramble to survive



I eat less, delay servicing the car, and cancel the dry cleaning


Sure, I know I’m merely a budgeted item


To management and viewed as no longer



But the faceless “It’s nothing personal” feels just plain


Butterfly Graces

A butterfly graced


The craft compound at church camp


Lightly blessing beads


Calico patches


And the colored boondoggle


Dangling from a post


It tickled bare backs


Explored drying objets d’art


While dancing over glue

Ode to Selfie Mosquito

Selfie Mosquito--

Tiptoeing on a mirror

Tap dancing true love

Beguiled by me-ness

Thoroughly narcissistic

Smitten by image--


Smugly preens in glee,

Smashingly unaware of

Quickly coming death

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