Hats Off To ‘Boots Corner, Cheltenham’ by Paul Tristram

I’ve been staring down this street
for three and a half hours now.
I’m standing, shivering in a shop doorway,
this side of the picture frame,
getting ready to brave
the inclement weather of the day.
This is not a mere watercolour,
but, a portal, an entranceway…
look at that rain-soaked road…
you could pebble-skim wishes off it,
it’s as alive and real as my beating heart.
It could be any number of Towns
across Mainland Britain,
everyone of them familiar and home.
Someone’s waiting for you
just around one of those corners,
you can feel the expectancy.
That is Winter captured perfectly,
with miracles and magic
crafted magnificently from his brush.
A hermit hovel, prison cell
or any other place of confinement…
and that one picture, work of art…
would be the only thing I’d need
to help me escape back down that road
to everything that ever once was…

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Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1943170096 ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326241036 And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326415204 You can also read his poems and stories here! http://paultristram.blogspot.co.uk/

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