Poetry by Justin Lowe

WOOLWICH ARSENAL, 1915

beyond

what passes for amusement

here

the none-too-subtle

pound-of-flesh Jacobeans

the penny-dreadfuls of the belle epoque

beyond

tart whispers of equipages

and of the leaching of manners

by the modern diktat

of the mess hall queue

and the Zeppelin’s feline shadow

beyond

the knuckles of sulphurous fog

in the estuaries

beyond

the sly mockery of a porpoise

painted on the pub shingle

cas...

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