Benjamin Posted March 29, 2013 Share Posted March 29, 2013 A deserted railway station:and shops that were not boarded up,bore signs saying, “Closed for the day!” The steelworks' redundant horizon,a lifeless forlorn silhouette;behind energetic new turbinesthat waved at impoverished streets.But out on the winter lashed sandsa whole population had gathered;attempting to float a beached whale,stranded some twenty four hours.Turned out-- to the very last man:every woman and capable childwith buckets of water, to dousethe ailing great being down.They'd laboured throughout the cold nightwith lifting gear, trucks and bare hands.Exhausted their spirited bestbut it's heart stopped.. with the high tide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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