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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Forge Island



They are waiting at Forge Island
in a town that was their home
with blankets dogs and cups and caps
for love that does not come

Indigenes and immigrants
hooded haunt the shabby street
silent sit in woodland patches
where the Don and Rother meet

Fragrance from the dark recesses
wafts across us as we pass
we do not see the syringes
left scattered in the grass

They are waiting at Forge Island
on the bridge across the Don
on a cold December evening
as the stars fail one by one