Day 12 of Napowrimo and the prompt was to use the index or contents of a book. So I chose Still Life by Richard Cobb, his sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood.
As I approach in 1
I wonder about the locations in 22.
I can see the Sussex view in 28
Little Mount Sion in 34
I remember Grove Hill 37,
Where My Mother’s House lay 48.
Down the road were two people
i pluck from my memory.
The Black widow 56 and
Dr Rankling at 67.
At the bottom of the hill
still there today the church
King Charles the Martyr 71.
and the outside world 79,
from the Linbury-Buses 84
I looked through the doors and windows 93
The war memorial 106 was on my left
and i imagined my childhood journey,
in my pocket a secret map 124,
which chartered my holiday
a trip to the rocks, a ride on my bike
and ending with tea at Mr Evan’s 147
after all its still life.