Greenlane Poetry

All Saints 3pm
Bad Day
Bar des Sports, Charly-sur-Marne
Before and After the Watershed
Call to Witness
Carte Postale
Charlie
Clerk of Works
Dog in the Night
Easter Saturday at Festubert
Fargate
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Half Empty
Homeward Bound
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
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North Line
Nurses
Outfield
Painting By Numbers
Patriots
Per Ardua
Pioneers
Release
Rememberings
Routine Visit
Runner
September
Silent Snakes
Spring Training
Start-1
Students in Crookesmoor
The Don at Swinton
The Festive Season
The Runners in the Fields
The Seasons
Treatment Days
Trips to the Seaside
Up Train
Valley Mist
Weston Park
What Love Is
Winthrop Park

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Last Train

We regret
to inform passengers that the
twenty forty-five
train for
Meadowhall
has terminated at
Doncaster
.......

And we regret
the ever-slanting rain
bouncing with abandon on
platform pavement steps bridge
bench and bin
across the greasy tracks

As we regret
the trains which do not stop
palaces of light
and sound just as in our life
have run the other way
and we cannot connect

We regret
the empty platforms
nearing darkness where dim lights
do not reflect