Monday, 4 September 2017

UXB Frankfurt

Over seventy two years I lay
Buried where you dropped me
With a defective fuse,
Until builders came
To uncover my fragility;
A familiar occurrence
In this land of hidden memories
Still claiming the lives
Of those who risk all
To prevent destruction.

Tomorrow they will move people
From dwellings, the opera house
And even a bank where gold
Reserves are stored
Hoping to make me safe;
Then slowly people will return
To continue living
On this violated soil
That conceals so many
Not yet ready to return
To the old stability.

David lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).