High Street Pantoum

Wellingborough High Street
Is a cultural hotch-pot
Where west and east meet
In a plethora of small shops.
First in the pot, the take away
Indian bargees and vindaloo.
A glut of shops shut in the day
Opening later for the nightclub queue.
Hot Indian curries and shish kebab
Rub shoulders with a sleek nail bar.
The night club windows looking drab
Next to the European Spar.
The nail bar, a place of fusion;
Latvian, Polish and English blend.
The Spar next door is owned by a Russian
And "We're European," the locals pretend.
Latvians and Poles in the Turkish barbers
Promised hot flannels and a cut throat shave.
The Euro Hotel now a homeless harbour
With bed, kettle and microwave.
In the cut-throat world of commerce
The bustling market is no more
But the High Street world is a microcosm
with cultures, and languages galore. 

Published by poetdoesarun

I started running 14 years ago to help manage anxiety and depression and found the endorphins helped me in another way...to write my sermons for Sunday.... and then inspiration came for poetry. A Christmas present 2017 was a book by Jo Bell, challenging the reader to write a poem a week for a year. This blog showcases these and other poems composed on the run.

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