Tag Archives: leaving

Family Unit

My mother brushes the carpet and offers me a choice of duvet covers. Four squares of light relax on the burgundy sofa. Trains rattle past the bathroom window and I remember the day I painted the frame. Today I play … Continue reading

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He’s Leaving Us

17:31 office burst. Suits and skirts through leaves and litter. Into the Vaults – beer pulled from pumps, fast as steam engines. A pint of Old Tom settles into my glass. Ale swallowed to wash down administrator’s pill. Handshakes flirt … Continue reading

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Delays Possible: Cambridge to Hatfield

Cambridge is crowded and clotted with the glow of memories. Delays announced. Freight haulers stop and stare as I board the train and look out at the city of my birth. A whistle – punctuation and we pull away past … Continue reading

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