To The Unknown Town 2

from by Steven C. Davis

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Old men, like bearded crows,
Hunched and stooped,
Shuffle past.
The wind strips the streets.
Tattered newspapers on the wall.
A radio blaring in the silence.
Gathered round the chessboard
With nothing else to do.
Giggling schoolgirls run past.

Old children in the street,
Play with carrier bags and hoops,
Chased with a stick.
Their raucous voices raised.
Namaste from the shadows.
Gasoline and coca-cola.
Hands dipped in bowls of rice and curry
And glasses of rakshi.
The sand scours the street.

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from Sorrow Works: A Collection, released August 3, 2014

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Steven C. Davis

Steven C. Davis is the author of Cornix Sinistra and Armageddon Angel, a pair of apocalyptic science fiction novels set in a series of alternate Readings.
He is the co-author of The Heart's Cog Imperative, a dark and twisted Steampunk adventure tale.

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He is also a poet and the presenter of the GASP radio show.
He lives in Berkshire and makes a damn fine chocolate cake
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