Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Vulnerable Railway Station

Helen’s workshop  (a feeling and a place) - describe it without using the word vulnerable or similar words.

Writers weekend, September 14 – 16, 2012

The Vulnerable Railway Station

in a concrete platform,
lines of wooden benches
empty, decaying.
Overhanging trees
shadow rusty train tracks
down to a distant sea.

The old Railway house
a crumbling ruin,
graffiti scars the walls,
empty wine bottles whirl
wind- blown litter
clogging the gutters.
Autumn leaves
curl crooked corners

A place
lost in time,
open only to the elements
and the ravages
of another winter.

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