This time – John McAteer

the sadness is
that I have grown weary
of the snow
the buses
the endless signs
in Arabic
and the woman who keeps phoning
to inform me of her commitment to suicide
and how this time
this time
she is serious because how dare they treat her this way
her of all people and by the way she could well
be having a seizure
the pain
again
and the train is beckoning and this time
this time
she is just so serious

the sadness is
that I have grown weary of the world
the noise
and
everything else

  

Published by geoffreyericsmith

Director of, BEST, Befriending and Support Team for Foreign Nationals in HMP Wandsworth

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