Retirement options for tube trains: #5 Potters Bar
Note the stillness of this Sunday –
the gorse and line-side stream obedient
beneath chill Spring air;
the colourless, shredded bags which no longer
despair on barbed wire fences...
All water wide awake
All earth defenceless
This wheat field on our right –
like a crumpled duvet
would’ve been the last thing
6 of them saw
as they swirled in their
lozenge lottery machine of luck
each of them a number about to be plucked
and read by BBC News.
The bonus ball was the grandma
below the bridge,
hobbling to buy board games,
the tumbling oblong from the line above
touching her temple
knocking her dead
the moment Jenga entered her head.