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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Fargate

All the length of Fargate
The rainy wind squalling
Sellers of Big Issue
In the doorways of the shops

Swish swish passing cars
Early evening falling
Hum and clang of passing tram
Speeding homeward no-one stops

Shoppers in the big emporia
Hasting homeward up the Moor
Cannot fail to see the sellers
Business there is none

No-one stops to buy Big Issue
No-one wants to know the poor
Paper sellers can't be pushy
Police would move them on

Drab the tram queues wait to go
Places we don't know about
Herdings Halfway Middlewood
Outskirts of the town

Homeless in the half-light
Paper sellers calling out
All the length of Fargate
Where the rain is siling down