Back-To-Back by Sally James


I can imagine them now 

those old young men 

coarse red faces flat caps 

loose trousers with strong belts 

leaning on their shovels 

strong tea in tin cupped hand 

dusty fingers ready 

to lay bricks for workers 

two up two down built 

in the shadow of a mill 

the shudder of the weaving shed 

their noisy neighbour. 



+1 #1 Rosie Adamson-Clark 2021-03-06 11:32
:-) Wonderful Sally, so sharp and well written.