Posted on January 10, 2010 at 8:01pm
Mustn't say this and mustn't say that,
thinking of doing a disappearing act
like the girl who fell through the floor.
There is no-one here on the road.
In the houses the lonely dogs bark.
For a moment outside there were silent men
I went out my gate and smiled,
there was barely a note of recognition
in my neighbours of ten years, more, twenty some of them,
twenty years side by side and not one hello or anything but a blank… Continue