top of page

Between two Nowheres

Hey, don’t I know you? You

went to school with me.

It’s nice to see you after

all these years.

What have you

been doing all this time?

Oh, me? I’ve been working

down the line.

Too early to stop, but

I can dream of long holidays

in France or Italy with all the seniors who

have their lump sums and just want

to live the life they fantasised

about all their days of

slog, sweat and stress

of life

in the rat race, competing and

failing but continued trying

to make a mark, be somebody.

He told me he was living in Ireland, near the Giants

causeway

I wondered what he did

over there, maybe he is a pop star.

But no,

he’s a joiner, working

for the local council

repairing houses by the score, lots of broken

double glazed doors

He’s always meant to

get back home to Glasgow town where he

comes from.

I thought that he seemed okay, for a boy from

school who didn’t say much,

to having the courage to leave

his home town for pastures new,

when here I am

having never left Old Glasgow Town.

I really knew nothing

about him, did I?

So really, how can I say to

him, come here, and he wants me to go there.

Basically between two nowheres.



6 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Passing acquaintances

They moved in ten years ago, seems like yesterday. Two children later, one dog less, they’re moving on to pastures new. Urban living doesn’t meet the need to park three cars together. We should know,

The kindness of strangers

The here and now is what really matters, I hear you say. Live for the moment, soak it all up.I mean, you might die tomorrow, never wake up You strut as you walk, not paying heed to the man begging for

Melancholy blues

That heavy head feeling you get, compounded by the despair and gloominess that crept in. Silent, invisible, yet palpable Post-bacterial blues, long after the sore throat has gone away. It just sort of

1件のコメント


graham.gordon31
graham.gordon31
2021年1月15日

I can relate to this piece ❤

いいね!
Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page