Andrew Shiston

Rookie (16th March 1943 / Portland, Dorset England)

Those At Sea

Cloth cap, coat thin with tears
Congregation of this grey coastline
Fishermen's wives and fears
Shuffling, eyes downcast to their pew
Quiet noises, coughs clearing throats
Rustle of hymn books, only few
Song sheets old and worn
With musty smell of old socks
A murmur as the priest climbs worn steps

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