National Poetry Day 2016

And so here it is.

National Poetry Day 2016! October 6th.

My second National Poetry Day as a poet who is finally taking my work seriously 🙂

In honour of this, I thought I would write you a blog post with one of my actual poems in it!

Harlesden Jubilee Clock was published in Issue 2 of Avis Magazine which had a theme of Migration.

Harlesden is an area of North West London, rich in West Indian culture and influence.

https://avismagazineblog.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!

Much love Txx

 

 

 

Harlesden Jubilee Clock.

The men in string vests

wait outside of patty shops

for any woman

to walk by – with head

held high and an ass with bounce.

“Hey sister” they call.

West Indian Lime:

Dominoes – used to be played

now only the drink

is left – behind doors.

Houses go for millions

beside the squalor

of Stonebridge Estate.

Pitbull dogs, reggae music

substandard housing.

A failure of

gentrification. (Brixton

and Hackney – success!).

Harlesden still survives –

it’s jubilee clock, Afro

Caribbean shops.

 

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