POEM Jonathan Edwards

NWR Issue 100

View of Valleys High Street through a Café Window

Out there, policemen in attention-seeking
fluoro-vests eye up a single mam
pushing a pram, her head down and her face
so much a frown, it’s like she’s trying to mow

the pavement. Brollies bob above each head
like thought balloons if everyone were thinking,
Fuck me, it’s raining....

Jonathan Edwards’ first poetry collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, will appear from Seren next year. In 2012, he won second place in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and was commended in The Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in Magma, The North, Planet, Poetry Wales and The Rialto.

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