demob happy

A shortie as I’m working on a bit of an epic that ain’t going too well ha ha

the first day after peace breaks out  

with Cairo’s camels, heat, and flies

a rancid stifling memory

I will step down from the ferry,

onto the quayside at Papay*,   

lay my kitbag on the footway

and shedding tears of joy shout praises

into the teeth of the howling gale.


*Papa Westray

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These could almost be the words of my dad. Well thought out with a lot of depth

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