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Nowhere Street (1931)
larrylark

Crumbling stone wall.
 1
Rainfall whispers
 2
on glistening cobbles.
 3
Damp shawl shadowed
 4
beneath gaslight’s mantle.
 5
Silence screams.
 6
Gleam of well scrubbed step
 7
 
 
Small girl steals past.
 8
This is her home,
 9
but she stays outside,
 10
pressed against a bricked up archway
 11
.
 12
She calls. A name no body knows.
 13
Moves further away.
 14
Stepping from pools of light,
 15
hands reach into the heart of darkness,
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moth flutters in a flame.
 17

10 Nov 10

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How do, sir larry of lark. A fine slice of interwar urban streets (reminds me of Beasley Street by J. Cooper-Clarke - well worth a listen on youtube). Would an oppressed child skip by, I wonders? And a bricked up wall? Do you mean doorway, giving her some shelter? Nae bad, there. Cheerz. Mitch :-)
 — pdemitchell

    Okay I will give you the little girl, or whatever... this started out in a way that had me then the little girl broke the scheme... only my distraction took me away from the whole piece, I thought well about this one skirting the rare...
 — gblade

Thanks for your insightful and helpful suggestions Mitch
 — larrylark

Hi gbladw

I see this as a starting point,,,maybe an impressionistic sketch of something much more firmly developed
 — larrylark

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