Mark Goodwin – Other Token Used to Record This

Other Token Used to Record This

at the bottom of
Vow Lane just before

the brook that feeds
Desire River

one voter or perhaps
many have cast

their wishes into
the hawthorn

that stands
with branches hanging

over the water’s flow

the wintry thorn
is festooned

with dozens or
possibly scores

of neatly tied clear
plastic bags full

of dog shit

backlit by setting sun
these ghosts gleam as

a blackbird lets
his long evolved voice

be heard

Mark Goodwin is a walker, climber, balancer & stroller – and he takes care placing his feet, as well as his hands. His latest collection is ‘Steps’, published by Longbarrow Press. Mark’s sound-enhanced poetry can be listened to here: