Friday, May 10, 2013


Strewn before us
was evidence of a kind

you wouldn’t wish to see
lying about

for young historians
of the future to find

Apparently hidden
but willing to be revealed

in those texts
you dog-eared eagerly

as a student
and vandalised

with note after note
in ballpoint pen

telling of your dates
and their times places and names

and memories of what
the sky was like that day

knowledge too cold
to be used

against you now
old man

                 Grant Duncan 24.4.13