Neighbours: Neighbours

Through her territorial fence
she watches them
and mutters.

‘Bogus people
begging on the Underground,
stealing food
from the mouths of MY children.’

Over the fence, the children
mourn lost friends
to a backing track
of remembered bombs.

Their Mama dusts desert sand
out of their long dark hair
and wonders whether this week
she can afford to buy them sweets.

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Juliet Wilson

Juliet Wilson has been writing poetry all her life.
Her work is inspired by the natural world and informed by her concern
for environmental and social issues. At the same  time she believes that
poetry should have beauty, lyricism and musicality.