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And in the West

by Anthony Edwards


And in the West
the walls are falling
from their straightness
mouldering in gaps
and jagged faces

And in the West
the walls are falling
built by men
whose sons and grandsons
grace the bars and graves of Boston

And in the West
the stones are slipping
slowly
back into
the soft brown earth


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Taken from ‘Roughly Speaking’ (1991), page 42.

 


Anthony Edwards
 


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