Wound up

Wound up

 

Two boys standing side by side

 

Framed sepia

 

Unchanged

 

A sunlit room and the tablecloths sheen

 

A deep green valour

 

They’d dug a level into the slagheaps side

 

Spoil slipped and filled the tunnel

 

Two boys died

 

A third survived

 

A blind sister

 

And a mother listen each day

 

To the sound of a clock unwinding

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