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Landlocked in the Port of Leith by Simon Jackson

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Title: Landlocked in the Port of Leith
Author: Simon Jackson
Number: 47/100
Allocated postcode: EH5

Landlocked in the Port of Leith

They measure their evening’s progress
by the high tide lines around their pints,
talking of unmapped oceans they’ll never know

till shaking like dinghies caught in a tempest,
above them the moon a port-hole to clear skies,
they map out their rolling passage home,

unaware that these streets they know so well
are the only straits where monsters still dwell.

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