221 Pershore Road – sometime in the early 90’s
Waking from those too fast,
to days that fizzed
too loud, like cherryade,
to days that were almost
and yet already done.
Sitting there, in sunshine,
on brick-burst, red-dust walls,
we swung legs
in cocky syncopation
with soft, imagined,
when our song broke into my chest,
staining ragged jeans once more
with lichen and brick-dust,
I made mosaic of shining memories
from old notebooks and glue,
for my half-remembered
Matt Nicholson is a poet from East Yorkshire…where the culture comes from…His collection “There and back to see how far it is” was published by King’s England Press in October 2016. (http://www.kingsengland.com/there-and-back-to-see-how-far-it-is-c2x21548033) Twitter:@MattPoetHull
2 thoughts on “221 Pershore Road – sometime in the early 90’s – Matt Nicholson”
Utterly beautiful … and sad.
I really enjoyed this, Matt. Very compact, very evocative.