A Supermarket Car Park, 10pm
By Justin D. Dooley
Location: Worldwide Supermarket, Rusholme
I watch them from my window scuttling
with their arms clutching crying bundles.
They are catching starlight in puddles,
scurrying around full bins and loose tins
and cars and trolleys and the trees with
their beggared branches reaching out, as the
sharp moon scowls. They slosh through
yesterday’s slush prints as leaves mulch
beneath their feet. Pleas sketched on scraps
with white knuckle palms pressed together.
Escape is not an option, there are
no passports for people pending.
As the curtains close, you slide into
the shadows in silence.
Justin D. Dooley has just graduated from MMU with a degree in Business and English. He is one of the founders of UNSUNG, an organisation that has been producing a free magazine and various arts events throughout Manchester since 2008. His writing has been published in Mental Virus, Best of Manchester Poets and Bewilderbliss. http://www.justinddooley.blogspot.comStats: