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
first
first
first
first
first
first
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Furnaces
Half Empty
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Lady
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
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 Lavender Feast at Saullt
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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Before and After the Watershed



There are scenes she said
Some may find distressing
Ten pm after the watershed
Tender calf trusting eyes
Trussed and sliced it yields its lolling head
Scarce attached to cleansing jets I feel
Even black and white it makes you think
Reweigh the lamb, the veal

Earlier UN food escorted in
To hordes of inconvenient bone scarce clad
In rag or skin too weak to beg
Only the flies stay well in thick-mined fields
Remains of families hopeless eyes
We are not warned that we'll
Not like the sight it makes you think
Reweigh the lamb, the veal