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A poem in an instant...

The promise Stephen Seabridge

that as the world halts,
on a clear morning
the first bus will groan its way
down the bank
outside the window,

a boy will lug his cart of newspapers
up the same hill, slot advertisers
in letterboxes as,
over by the old train line,

This poem was commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, supported by Poetry on Loan, from their current Poet Laureate, Stephen Seabridge

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