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Poem by Mary Hobson

Movement of Trains

like stones in a sieve,
jostle for survival.
Wheels clatter
over the rails.
are shaken through the dusty grid,
witty unspoken retorts,
what they said, what he did,
leaving the ones that matter.
And you live
with your own,
travelling only to postpone

25th March, 2000

Mary Hobson

Mary Hobson's other poems:
  1. Laundry Blues
  2. The Counsellors
  3. Summer in Zaraisk or Who wrote Shakespeare?
  4. Now I will always know that you died
  5. Waterloo Station

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