Watford Lower High Street (Part 2)
By Nigel Burns
What I Want Is……
I want to follow the rails
On these Arches, over this valley
With the engine and its train,
On their journey, to the station, up the line.
I want to follow these roads
That carry their motors, and people,
Roadsigns and lighting
The horizon, the Churchspire,
Peeping over the trees
In the wood and the clouds above.
Standing on the footpath,and cycleway
With white lines and surface grip,
Between sweeping bend and fence,
The low wall and grassy bank,
On the other side;
Across the road there is no path,
Just the hatchings by the side road,
With the tree on its island,
And no waiting at any time.
17 July 2007