In loving memory of Beattie Toonb.1885 Workhouse,Camden Townd.1975 Former Workhouse,Camden Town
Do you still read tea leavesand throw them at the fools?Libating the ‘bountiful’fetterers of the free.
As you left did you dance, did you dreamdid you claim your own bright star –did you know how much I missed you?
(Let that pass, let that pass.)
Do you still gather kindnessto your old worn hearton your journey through the stars?
Don’t come back here BeattieIt’s much worse, so much worse.
Are you there now dear one
Is it far?Is it far?
Scatter me a showerof celestial delight–I’ll be looking to infinity
Where you areWhere you are.
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