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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Routine Visit

B4 at the window
A period of sleep
Looking down
A courtyard, parking
Registration specified
But most cross-hatched
If you come here don’t stop
This is the way to Mental Health

The tarmac shines
A winter wind has scoured
Debris from the paths
There is a figure loitering
The portal balancing perhaps
The choice of (mentally)
Being in or not
More likely smoking

Years ago and at another place
A figure which emerged
To interface
With us inhabiting
Our different world
Though treatment change
Not this the dreamtime

In any case it is not easy to be sure
Which side of the door the healthy lie
This is the way to Mental Health
What does it say I wonder
On the inside of the door