Old Wantaway wishes
the ghosts on these photos –
unhappy little faces –
weren’t missing the daddy
who ran away mad
for want of a backbone
he had sadly mislaid
and which now stabs his dreams
in the black of the night.


Harry Gallagher is a North East poet whose latest collection ‘Northern Lights’ is out now from Stairwell Books.  He has been widely published in the UK and abroad. www.harrygallagherpoet.wordpress.com

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