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Any Reasonable Offer





Any Reasonable Offer

 

 

Alongside the mountain road

The ground is burnt,

Choked with ash,

Stained with the residue

Of steel production,

Newly built dwellings

Wink from the kerbside,

Inviting ‘no obligation’ viewings,

Those already sold

Grin good-naturedly,

Hiding blushes

Behind hanging baskets.

 

The traffic glides past

On freshly laid tarmac,

Crossing one roundabout

After another,

Until the houses run out

And there are only weeds,

Trembling in the breeze,

Obscuring signs advertising

Development opportunities,

Begging for attention,

Willing to consider

Any reasonable offer.
 
 
 
David Subacchi
 
 
David Subacchi was born in Wales (UK) of Italian roots and studied at the University of Liverpool. David has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry and one in Welsh. His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies worldwide and earlier this year Ariel Chart nominated him for a Best of the Net award.
 

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