Poem for the Day

A poem a day by Arthur J Plant

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May 13

Greener On The Other Side

I once thrashed 
in freezing rivers
flavoured with the rainwater
dribbling off the rich mint
lining the muddy banks
secluded in the intimate folds
of Scotland’s verdant glens.

Now I swim
in the dense streets
pungent with the sweat
rolling off the people
pressing into shops
choking against each other
at England’s endless retail centre.