if the shoe fits (extract)
It isn’t a particularly remarkable day in May. Warm but not over warm. I’ve never been here before, to the Imperial War Museum. It’s much as I expected – tanks and rockets and bits of planes – apart, that is, from the 27,000 clay figures.
around each tiny shape
a bright ribbon
They represent the number of children killed or wounded in the closing months of the Second World War.
young spirits roam
is that the grumble of spring thunder
or something more sinister
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