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Peace is very fragile; we've forgotten the dangers of fascism.

TGV - Munich to Paris Return

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse30 Mar 2018

By the dark trees
Watch-towers stand,
Guarding the forest,
Preventing escapes.

One seems stranded
By the wood’s retreat,
Alone, awaiting
The caress of Spring;

At its feet, a sapling’s
Branches whip old,
Bowed legs, bent
By weight, and decay.

The train speeds
Over the blood
And the bones
Of forgotten armies

As buzzards circle
Over plump-soft fields:
The landscape unfolds,
Like a drama.