Monday, January 2, 2017

Robert Verdon, #404, equanimity

my mother holding me in the old railway tunnel
back to the wall
as people poured in out of the rain
on Mumbles beach near Swansea
and a huge-voiced man yelled out ‛Baby!’ in warning
Dad had got lost momentarily in the crowd
not reacting to this sudden shower in Wales
as though it were an air-raid


  1. surreally poignant, Robbie.

    And I hope you have a very Happy New Year :)

  2. Thanks, Efi, an old memory — my Mum (she's nearly 98!) mentioned the incident yesterday and was amazed that I remembered it!

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    1. it was in Wales so I guess that figures!


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