Outlier by Richard Livermore

A handful of eyes
thrown up in the air

will see what they see
from multiple angles

much like the two
Picasso possesses

in defiance of those
who believe he is

dead and want him
back in the grave.

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• Biography: Richard Livermore was born in Sussex in 1944. He went to various boarding-schools and left at 15. He joined the Army, but was discharged 6 months later. He went from job to job and in 1974 to Newbattle Abbey College in Scotland. He has lived in Scotland ever since, except for 5 years in Spain. He has had numerous poems published in magazine and webzines in Britain and the USA, plus books by Lothlorien, Diehard and Chanticleer Press. He is presently retired.

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