Looking at images of the past,

I smell the tube train waiting in the station

The Crown pub  the stench of smoke and beer

Suters restaurant was in vision the clattering of chairs and people

I was working  in Woolworth’s,  Donnie visited,

Mixing shame and excitement, running out,

I missed the train by seconds the day my life split open.



Woolworth & Suters, Uxbridge late 1940’s