Unwritten song – John McAteer

the end of June a crooked wind
worrying the yard
with ghosts
unwritten songs

across the wall the traffic hums
evading obstacles
and life
below a varnished moon

another war soon ending 
to a silence rich
with dust
and the blood of children

and in the metal light
beyond the door
slow death
and slower days

the furious 
crawl
to
nowhere

  

Published by geoffreyericsmith

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

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