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
new title
new title
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

--chosen-work--

Clerk of Works

Never tried to walk on water-
walked on wet tarmac now and then
when steaming in the afternoon
and late before the siren men
were eyeing home or bar and soon


unverified by check or
clerk of works inspection made
that would be when the backfill's
second-grade performance showed
the secret nurtured by the pikeys of the road


Only Christ could walk on water
so we're told - but then
it could be said that
those to die before they're old
can drown in shallows where they tread




in memoriam Steve Turner 27/4/21